Vertically arranged figure group. In the center, Virgin Mary cradles Jesus' body. Joseph stands on the left with his arms outstretched and several angels fly overhead.


  • Title: Lamentation over Christ
  • Creator: Francesco Saverio Mergolo
  • Creator Lifespan: 1746/1786
  • Date Created: ca. 1800
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
  • Medium: Pen and brown ink, brush and wash, black chalk on off-white laid paper, laid down
  • Provenance: Ex-collection:Giovanni Piancastelli
  • Exhibitions: New York, NY- Finch College Museum of Art, "The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum,” Febuary 4. - March 20 1970.
  • Dimensions: 36.9 x 25.9 cm (14 1/2 x 10 3/16 in.)
  • Bibliography: Elaine Evans Dee, "The Two Sicilies, Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum," exhibition catalog (New York: Finch College Museum of Art, 1970) no. 68 (illus.).

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