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After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856)

'L'ensevelissement du Christ' 1857-58

Albumen print? | RCIN 2160811

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Photograph of a painting by Paul Delaroche, created around 1852. The work depicts a scene following the Deposition of the Christ and preceding his Entombment. The body of the Christ is presented in the supine position along the image's bottom edge, lying on a rectangular piece of linen on the ground. Three kneeling men, who surround his body, are partly lifting the cloth; one supports Christ's head, another holds up the cloth's upper right corner, and a third raises the cloth's lowest part. A group of female figures are kneeling in the background, to the left.

  • Creator(s)

    After Hippolyte Paul Delaroche (1797-1856) (artist)

    Robert Jefferson Bingham (1825-70) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Jesus Christ
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Entombment of Christ
              • Deposition from the Cross