Pieta

Italian (Venice)
about 1700–73
Guiseppe Bernardi


Object Place: Europe, Venice, Italy

Dimensions

33.66 cm (13 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

66.826

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

Bozzetto. Red terra cotta. Model for marble in Covent of Santa Maria dei Servi, Venice. Dead Christ in lap of Virgin seated on Golgotha with crown of thorns, hammer, and pliers. His left arm falling over Her raised knee held by her left hand; his right arm raised at wrist by her right. Back of Golgotha hollowed.

Provenance

By 1966, consigned by Ettore Viancini (dealer), Venice, through Artibus, London to Heim Gallery, London; 1966, sold by Heim Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 6, 1966)

Credit Line

William E. Nickerson Fund