The composition seems to be based partly on Annibale's etching of the Christ of Caprarola, partly on his Capodimonte "Pietà".


  • Title: Pietà
  • Date: 17th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w482 x h380 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Notes: The composition seems to be based on Annibale's etching of the Christ of Caprarola (Posner, II, fig. 97). A related drawing was sold at Sotheby's, 11 July 1972 (lot 78).Xavier Bray sees "a hint of Domenichino" in the cherubs.Catalogue No. Br-13Last Modified 23 September 1992Lot Sale Date 1801/02/16Sale Begin Date 1801/02/16Sale End Date 1801/02/17Lugt Number 6199Auct.House Auth White (John)Sale Location LondonLot Number 0042
  • Work Nationality: Italian
  • Support: Canvas
  • Provenance: John Purling; his sale, London, White, 16 Feb. 1801, lot 42 ('Descent from the Cross'). Bt Bourgeois for £43.1); London, Noel Desenfans and/or Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1801-1807; London, Sir Francis Bourgeois, 1807-1811; Bourgeois Bequest, 1811.
  • After: Carracci, Annibale
  • Acquisition Method: Bourgeois, Sir Peter Francis (Bequest, 1811)

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