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Christ and the Maries (The Entombment)
1854

Medium
oil on wood panel
Measurements
55.4 × 45.6 cm
Inscription
inscribed in black paint l.l.: Ary Scheffer 1854.
Accession Number
1426-3
Department
International Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Henry Wagner, 1925
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Gallery location
Not on display
Provenance

Collection of J. P. Gilkinet, Liege, until 1863; his sale, Hôtel des Commissaires-Priseurs, Paris, 18 April 1863, no. 17; purchased by Renault (dealer?); sold to William Graham (1817–85), Glasgow, c. 1863; collection of William Graham, Glasgow, until 1885; included in William Graham sale, Christie's, London, 2–10 April 1886 (sold 2 April), no. 82 ; from where purchased by Henry Wagner; collection of Henry Wagner 1886–1925; by whom donated to the NGV, 1925.



Ary Scheffer painted a large version of Christ and the Maries (Manchester City Art Gallery) in 1845, executing this smaller variant nine years later.

Frame

Ary SCHEFFER
Christ and the Maries (The Entombment) 1854
Framemaker
Unknown - 19th century
Date
c.1854
Materials

timber, composition, gold leaf

Condition

good original condition

About

The frame on Ary Scheffer’s Christ and the Maries (The Entombment) from 1854, is believed to be contemporary with the painting and an example of Gothic Revival, Nazarene frames.