Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion: The Lamentation'

Albrecht Dürer, 'The Large Passion: The Lamentation'

Albrecht Dürer (1471 -1528)
'The Large Passion: The Lamentation'
Germany
About 1498 -9
Woodcut
Museum no. E.710-1940
Bequeathed by Miss Alice G.E.Carthew

Christ 's female followers mourn over his body in a scene of private grief. St John is also present, gently supporting Christ 's shoulders. Dürer communicates the women 's anguish through the expressive gestures of their hands.