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The Lamentation

Artist:
Johann Friedrich Overbeck (German, Lübeck 1789–1869 Rome)
Date:
1840–45
Medium:
Graphite partly worked over with pen and black ink and heightened with white; graphite framing line
Dimensions:
17 3/8 x 20 3/4 in. (44.1 x 52.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Gift of Cephas G. Thompson, 1887
Accession Number:
87.12.146
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed, lower right, in graphite: "(IB-17)" (?); upper left, faint illegible inscription rubbed out
MMA mat, lower left, in graphite: "Schnorr v. Carolsfeld, attribution by Dr. Gunther Busch / 14 July 1950"
Verso of mount, lower right corner, in blue pencil: "816"
Center, in graphite, in a different hand: "160" and lower center: "816"
Cephas G. Thompson (American, 1809–1888); Donor: Cephas G. Thompson (American, 1809–1888)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall.," 1895.

Coles Gallery, 8: Tapestries and Paintings, Malachites, Vases, etc.; Drawings by Old Masters, Etchings, Photographs, and Tapestries in Gallery 4, Main Hall. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Hand-book, no. 8, New York, 1895, cat. no. 816, p. 46.



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