Pieta by Ambrosius Benson

The foreground in this painting is separated from the Italianate landscape in the background by the Cross.

Details

Medium:
Oil on oak
Dimensions:
37.3 x 29.2 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

The Virgin kneels and weeps in front of the Cross while she supports the body of Christ. 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.

Provenance

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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