Jusepe de Ribera, ‘Lamentation over the Dead Christ’, Early 1620s, The National Gallery, London
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Lamentation over the Dead Christ, Early 1620s

Oil on canvas
51 × 71 3/10 in
129.5 × 181 cm
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The National Gallery, London
London

Collection: The National Gallery, London

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© The National Gallery, London
Jusepe de Ribera
Spanish, 1591–1652
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The expatriated José de Ribera was known in Italy as “Lo Spagnoletto” (or “the Little Spaniard”), in no small part for a painting style mixing Spanish realism and Carravaggio’s Tenebrism. De Ribera enjoyed the luxury of international patronage, from Spanish Royalty to the Roman Catholic Church. His early paintings were austere, gloomy, and dramatic, and often graphic or horrific; later works had softer tones and lighter color palettes. Throughout his career, he was commended for his ability to depict mental and physical suffering, with sensitivity for line and light. De Ribera’s contribution in Spanish Baroque painting inspired younger generations of artists, including Francisco de Zurbarán, Salvator Rosa, and Luca Giordano.

Jusepe de Ribera, ‘Lamentation over the Dead Christ’, Early 1620s, The National Gallery, London
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About the work
Exhibition history
The National Gallery, London
London

Collection: The National Gallery, London

Medium
Painting
Image rights
© The National Gallery, London
Jusepe de Ribera
Spanish, 1591–1652
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The expatriated José de Ribera was known in Italy as “Lo Spagnoletto” (or “the Little Spaniard”), in no small part for a painting style mixing Spanish realism and Carravaggio’s Tenebrism. De Ribera enjoyed the luxury of international patronage, from Spanish Royalty to the Roman Catholic Church. His early paintings were austere, gloomy, and dramatic, and often graphic or horrific; later works had softer tones and lighter color palettes. Throughout his career, he was commended for his ability to depict mental and physical suffering, with sensitivity for line and light. De Ribera’s contribution in Spanish Baroque painting inspired younger generations of artists, including Francisco de Zurbarán, Salvator Rosa, and Luca Giordano.

Lamentation over the Dead Christ, Early 1620s

Oil on canvas
51 × 71 3/10 in
129.5 × 181 cm
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