A very rare drawing by one of the French followers of Caravaggio.
The Entombment of Christ by Guy François, 1643Â–1650
Â© Ashmolean Museum
- Charcoal and white chalk with brown wash
- 40 x 29 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,500 ( Total: £10,900)
- Acquired in:
- C Robinson
The composition derives from Caravaggio's 'Entombment', but the figures are more personal than direct copies.
Sold, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 19 April 1989; private collection.