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Pietà
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Jordaens, Jacob

Amberes, 1593 - Amberes, 1678

Pietà

1650 - 1660. Oil on canvas, 221 x 169 cm.

The Virgin holds Christ´s dead body on her lap and turns an imploring look towards the heavens. Saint John, in red, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus meditate on the event of which they are the protagonists. Towards the bottom, Mary Magdalene removes the Thorns form Christ´s head and Mary Salome kisses his hand. This is a work from Jordaens´ mature period, with the long, watery brushstrokes that characterize his final paintings. After making numerous preparatory drawings for the figures, he created a pyramidal composition for the group in the lower part, whose underlying model is Michelangelo´s Pietà, now at Saint Peter´s in the Vatican. This group is framed by the standing figures in the upper part —a solution that was repeated in other representations of the same subject by this artist. This work is from the church of San Alberto in Seville.

Technical data

Inventory number
P06392
Author
Jordaens, Jacob
Title
Pietà
Date
1650 - 1660
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
High/Height: 221 cm.; Width: 169 cm.
Provenance
Adquirido por el Estado para el Museo del Prado, 1981.

Bibliography +

Díaz Padrón, Matías, Una 'Piedad' de Jordaens en San Alberto de Sevilla MUSEES ROYAUX DES BEAUX-ARTS DE BEL, 1975, pp. 199-206.

Díaz Padrón, Matías (1935-), Pedro Pablo Rubens : (1577-1640) : exposición homenaje /, Madrid Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Patrim, 1978, pp. 70-71, nº53.

PITA ANDRADE,J.M.PEREZ SANCHEZ,A.E.PUENTE,J.DE LA., MUSEO DEL PRADO.ADQUISICIONES 1978-1981., Madrid MINISTERIO DE CULTURA, 1981, pp. nº13.

Díaz Padrón, Matías (1935-), La Escuela Flamenca del Siglo XVII., Madrid Ediciones Alfiz,, 1983, pp. 101.

Museo Nacional del Prado., Museo del Prado : catálogo de las pinturas /, Madrid Museo del Prado,, 1985.

Museo Nacional del Prado., Museo del Prado : catálogo de las pinturas /, Madrid Museo del Prado,, 1985, pp. 345.

Buendía, José Rogelio1928-, El Prado. Colecciones de Pintura, Barcelona Lunwerg Editores, 1994, pp. 430.

Díaz Padrón, Matías (1935-), El siglo de Rubens en el Museo del Prado : catálogo razonado, Barcelona Prensa Iberica,, 1996, pp. 640.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Madrid Museo del PradoEspasa Calpe, 1996, pp. nº1966.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas : 1996, Madrid Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, 1996, pp. 194.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (desde 1856). Núm. 1966.
Jordaens. 1966. / La piedad (2,20 x 1,69) / Cat nº 6392 / Adquirido en 1981

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1985. Núm. 6392.

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Update date: 04-12-2015 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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