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Creator Name: David, Gerard
Creator Nationality: European; Flemish
Creator Dates/Places: active 1484-1523
Creator Name-CRT: Gerard David
Title: The Deposition
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1510
Creation End Date: 1515
Creation Date: probably between c. 1510-1515
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on linen (mounted on mahogany panel)
Dimensions: 56 1/8 x 44 1/4 in. (142.5 x 112.4 cm.)
AMICA Contributor: The Frick Collection
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 15.1.33
Credit Line: Purchased
Context: The somber dignity of the mourning figures and the austere simplicity of this composition greatly impressed David s contemporaries, who produced a number of copies and variants of The Deposition. The work is among the earliest extant Northern European paintings executed in oil on canvas, rather than on panel; a water-based paint such as tempera is more commonly found in Flemish works on fabric supports at this period. In The Deposition the oil medium brings out the subtle ranges of the cold but vibrant hues and the nuances of the finely rendered details seen, for example, in the skull and bones hauntingly prominent in the foreground.
Related Document Description: New York, The Frick Collection. Art in the Frick Collection: Paintings, Sculpture, Decorative Arts [cat.]. Comp. C. Ryskamp, et al., 1996, p.44-45, p.45 (reproduced in color). New York, The Frick Collection. An Illustrated Catalogue. Vol.1, Paintings. [cat.]. 1968, pp.163-167 p.165 (reproduced).
AMICA ID: TFC_.David.15-1-33
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright The Frick Collection, New York, 1999
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