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The Lamentation with a Benedictine Donor

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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In a harsh rocky landscape, the lamentation over the stiffened body of Christ is contemplated by a kneeling Benedictine. This painting is strongly influenced by Ferrarese and Mantuan art of the later fifteenth century, notably the art of Cosimo Tura and the late work of Andrea Mantegna, while there are also affinities with Caroto and Liberale da Verona. A plausible attribution to Buonsignori in his later career has recently been suggested.

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford



The Lamentation with a Benedictine Donor


oil on linen


H 40.5 x W 55.3 cm

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Bequeathed by Professor Ingram Bywater, 1915

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