'Descent from the Cross' after Sir Peter Paul Rubens by Thomas Gainsborough

The figure of Christ being lowered amongst a small group of people.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
122 x 98 cm
Art Fund grant:
£20,666 ( Total: £136,368; Tax remission)
Acquired in:
1999
Vendor:
Mrs Judy Astor (through Historical Portraits Ltd)

Provenance

The artist's studio sale 1797; Christie's 1826; Sotheby's 1947; 1950 bought by Hon. Michael Astor thence by descent

Venue details

Gainsborough's House 46 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury Suffolk CO10 2EU 01787 372 958 www.gainsborough.org/

Entry details

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