One of Titian’s most celebrated paintings, this work of majestic humility formed a pair with no. 7 in this room (the Entombment of Christ) which also came from the Mantua sale. It was similarly among the King’s most cherished possessions.
Van der Doort c.1639
WS 16, № 9
Walpole Society reference (1960):
Measurements (Van der Doort):
5ft 3in x 8ft (160 x 243.8cm)
light from the left
big wooden frame like that of the 'Burial'
Original Manuscript page number:
MS. Ash. 1514, f. 19
Mantua 1627, no. 1263 (120 lire)
Sale Inventory c.1649-51