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The Lamentation Over the Dead Christ

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

The Lamentation Over the Dead Christ

16th century

Hans Baldung

German, 1480-1545

Pen and ink on paper
8 11/16 in. (22 cm)
Diam.: 8 1/2 in.
LeRoy M. Backus Collection
Provenance: Libert de Beaumont (Lugt 1705); L. Rosenthal, Bern; LeRoy M. Backus collection; bequest from Mr. Backus to Seattle Art Museum, accessioned 1952
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryPortland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, 1946.

New York, New York, Schaeffer Galleries, The Backus Collection at the Schaeffer Galleries, Nov. 1948. Cat. no. 11.

Published ReferencesSeattle Art Museum. "Le Roy M. Backus Memorial Collection." Seattle: Seattle Art Museum, 1952; cat. no. 4, reproduced.

Mandowsky, Edna. Old Master Drawings: Seattle Art Museum Collection Guide. Seattle, Washington: Seattle Art Museum, 1980; cat. no. 4, p. 18.

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