Inventory number
P01475
Author
Dyck, Anton van (Flemish),
Title
Pietà
Chronology
Ca. 1629
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
114 cm x 100 cm
School
Flamenca
Theme
Religión
On display
No
Provenance
Colección Real (Palacio Real Nuevo, Madrid, estudio de Andrés de la Calleja, 1772-1781, nº 860; Palacio Real, Madrid, cuarta pieza de librería, 1814-1818, s.n.).

In a prolonged scorzo, Christ lies in Mary's lap while she looks imploringly toward Heaven. Mary Magdalene kisses Christ's hand and Saint John weeps.

The treatment of the textiles and the use of color are highly influenced by Venetian art, as this work is directly based on certain compositions by Titian (Ca. 1485-1576).

This is a replica of another painting on the same subject made by Van Dyck for a church in Antwerp. It is not known how it came to Spain, but it is first documented in 1734, following the fire at Madrid's Alcázar Palace.

 
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