Pieta by Guido Reni

In this painting, Christ lies diagonally across the picture and is surrounded by the Virgin and angels.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
21.5 x 28.2 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

To the left, an angel gazes upon Christ holding a candle. Christ is supported by another angel in the centre of the painting while the Virgin kneels down to look upon him 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.

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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