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Jordaens, Jacques
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Jordaens, Jacques

Antwerp, 1593 - Antwerp, 1678

Jordaens, Jacques See author's file


1650 - 1660. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

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
Jordaens, Jacques
1650 - 1660
Height: 221 cm; Width: 169 cm
Church of San Alberto (Seville); Acquired from Juan Baldrich Alvira (Barcelona), 1981

Bibliography +

Díaz Padrón, Matías, Una 'Piedad' de Jordaens en San Alberto de Sevilla, Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, 23/29, 1975, pp. 199-206.

Díaz Padrón, Matías, Pedro Pablo Rubens (1577-1640): exposición homenaje, Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Patrimonio, 1977, pp. 70-71, nº 53.

Pita Andrade, J.M.; Pérez Sánchez, A. E.; Puente, J. de la, Museo del Prado. Adquisiciones 1978-1981, Ministero de Cultura, Madrid, 1981, pp. nº 13.

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

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 345.

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

Díaz Padrón, Matías, El siglo de Rubens en el Museo del Prado: catálogo razonado de pintura flamenca del siglo XVII, Prensa Ibérica, Barcelona, 1996, pp. 640.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas (III). Nuevas Adquisiciones. Museo Iconográfico. Tapices., Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº1966.

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

Díaz Padrón, Matías, Jacob Jordaens y España, Epiarte, Instituto Moll., Madrid, 2018, pp. 128-135 n.13.

Díaz Padrón, Matías, Jacob Jordaens and Spain, Epiarte: Instituto Moll,, 2019, pp. N.13 p.128-135.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1985. Núm. 6392.

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

Inscriptions +

Inscribed. Stretcher, upper crossbeam

Update date: 09-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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