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Christ is taken down from the cross. Mezzotint after P.P. Rubens.

Rubens, Peter Paul, 1577-1640.

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Bible. N.T. Matthew 27.57-60; Mark 15.46; Luke 23.53. John 19.38-42. Joseph of Arimathaea is portrayed in full Jewish costume. Mary Magdalene tenderly holds Christ's bleeding foot. On the ground a stone sits on a piece of paper bearing Hebrew letters; three nails and the crown of thorns lie in a metal dish

Physical description

1 print : mezzotint ; platemark 33.7 x 43.5 cm


Wellcome Library no. 23216i


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