Category:Descent from the Cross by Rogier van der Weyden (Prado)

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Rogier van der Weyden  (1399/1400–1464) Blue pencil.svg wikidata:Q68631
Rogier van der Weyden
Alternative names Roger de le Pasture, Rogier de Bruxelles,
Master of the Exhumation of Saint Hubert
Description Flemish painter and draughtsman
Date of birth/death 1399 or 1400 18 June 1464
Location of birth/death Tournai Brussels
Work location Tournai (1427–1435), Brussels (1435–1464), Italy (1450–1455)
Authority control
Title The Deposition wikidata:Q568847
English: Art historian Lorne Campbell has identified the figures in the painting as (from left to right): Mary Cleophas (half-sister to the Virgin Mary); John the Evangelist, Mary Salome (in green, another half-sister of the Virgin Mary), The Virgin Mary (swooning), the corpse of Jesus Christ, Nicodemus (in red), a young man on the ladder – either a servant of Nicodemus or of Joseph of Arimathea, Joseph of Arimathea (in field-of-cloth-of-gold robes, the most sumptuous costume in the painting), the bearded man behind Joseph holding a jar and probably another servant and Mary Magdalene who adopts a dramatic pose on the right of the painting. There is disagreement between art historians as to the representation of Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus. Dirk de Vos identifies Joseph of Arimathea as the man in red supporting Christ's body, and Nicodemus as the sumptuously dressed man supporting Christ's legs, the opposite of Campbell's identification. Deposition. Rogier van der Weyden depicts the moment when Joseph of Arimathea, Nicodemus and another person hold Jesus' body and Mary faints into the arms of Saint John the Evangelist and the holy women. The large-dimensioned figures are all dressed with precious materials. The blue color used in Mary's robe is a pure lapis lazuli rarely found in the Southern Netherlandish paintings of this period.
Date circa 1435
Medium oil on oak
Dimensions 220 × 262 cm (86.6 × 103.1 in)
room 58
Accession number P02825retrieved from Wikidata
Notes en:Category:Depictions of Jesus;
Deutsch: Auftraggeber: Gilde der Bogenschützen in Löwen
Español: Formó parte de un tríptico cuyos postigos se han perdido
References Museo del Prado
Weyden Deposition.jpg