Lamentation for the death of Christ

BramantinoBetween 1515 and 1520

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle
Milan, Italy

In the foreground is the scene of lamentation for the death of Christ, against the background of imposing classical architecture, including a polygonal building and a portico.
In this painting, Bramantino experiments with complex light effects: a greyish light flows on the body of Christ in the foreground, on the mortuary cloth and on the dimly lit faces in the background.


  • Title: Lamentation for the death of Christ
  • Creator: Bartolomeo Suardi, known as Bramantino
  • Date Created: Between 1515 and 1520
  • Location: Castello Sforzesco, Pinacoteca, Milan
  • Physical Dimensions: 195 x 152 cm
  • Provenance: Purchase of 1985 from the Werner family
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Comune di Milano - Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, Castello Sforzesco, Milano
  • External Link: https://pinacoteca.milanocastello.it/
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Art Genre: Sacred art
  • Art Movement: Renaissance
  • Art Form: Painting
  • Original title: Compianto
  • Artist Nationality: Italian
  • Artist Birth Place: Milan
  • Artist Birth Date: Documented from 1480 to 1530

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