Dead Christ with the Virgin and St. John by Master of the S. Lucchese Altarpiece

The central figure of Christ rises from a tomb against the Cross which still bears the nails.

Details

Medium:
Tempera and gold on wood
Dimensions:
18.4 x 47.6 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

His hands are supported by the Virgin on the left and St. John on the right. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance. This work was stolen from the gallery in 1999 but subsequently found and returned.

Provenance

Woodburn; Lord Carmichael; F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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