The crucifixion of Christ; the three Maries lament. Etching by W. Unger after R. van der Weyden.

  • Weyden, Roger van der, 1399?-1464.
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Bible. N.T. Matthew 27.34-50; Mark 15.24-37; Luke 23.33-45; John 19.18-34. The women are the three Maries: the Virgin, Mary Magdalene and Mary, mother of James the less and Joses. However, the presence at the cross of 'Salome' was also noted. One of the women moves to kiss Christ's nailed foot. A monk prays among them. On the left panel Mary Magdalene walks weeping with her jar of ointment. On the right panel the Virgin holds the sudarium, the linen which bore the image of Christ's body, in this case just his head

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1 print : etching ; platemark 29.7 x 39.8 cm


W. Unger f.


Wellcome Collection 23395i


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