The Entombment of Christ

This grave picture by Titian, one of the high points of the painter’s career, came from the Mantua sale and formed a pair with no. 9 in this room (the Supper at Emmaus). It was certainly among the King’s most cherished possessions.

Sale Inventory c.1649-51

Titian

Burial of Christ

Walpole Society reference (1972): 
WS 206, №334
Appraisal: 
600-0-0
Sold to: 
Houghton
Sale date: 
16/01/1652
Identification certainty: 
Identified