The Entombment of Christ by Guy François

A very rare drawing by one of the French followers of Caravaggio.

Details

Medium:
Charcoal and white chalk with brown wash
Dimensions:
40 x 29 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,500 ( Total: £10,900)
Acquired in:
1997
Vendor:
C Robinson

The composition derives from Caravaggio's 'Entombment', but the figures are more personal than direct copies.

Provenance

Sold, Paris, Hotel Drouot, 19 April 1989; private collection.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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