The Lamentation of Christ, Colijn de Coter, c. 1510 - c. 1515

The Lamentation of Christ, Colijn de Coter, c. 1510 - c. 1515

oil on panel, h 35.5cm × w 42.9cm Catalogue entry

Here the artist ‘zoomed in’ on the faces of the dead Christ and his grieving disciples. The painting is thus both intimate and confrontational. This made it easier for believers to identify with Christ’s suffering and the Virgin’s sorrow. The man on the right holding the nails from the cross is Nicodemus; it is probably also a portrait of the person who commissioned the painting.

On display in room 0.1

Collections with this work

RMT NM

Nelline

January 15 2018 - 6 works 21 0

The First Room is the Best Room…

Bart van Heerikhuizen

yesterday - 20 works 10 0

Make your own creations with this work

Catalogue entry