'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

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.30)

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