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Angel Supporting the Body of the Dead Christ

17th century
Artist Unidentified artist, Netherlandish (?), 17th century, After Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617), After Bartholomaus Spranger (Netherlandish, 1546–1611)


Sheet: 21.9 x 17.4 cm (8 5/8 x 6 7/8 in. )

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink over traces of black and red chalk, squared in red chalk, on cream antique laid paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Verso upper center in graphite pencil: 4
Verso upper left in graphite pencil: Procaccinni?
Verso upper center in graphite pencil: Sadler?
Verso in graphite pencil [large script]: +3/3
Verso lower center in graphite pencil: ?Goltzius or / Rottenhammer
Recto lower left in graphite pencil-- erased


Verso, l.l.: collector's mark, C. D. Ginsberg (Lugt 1145)


Dr. Christian David Ginsburg (b. 1831 - d. 1914), Palmer's Green, England. William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1963, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: December 30, 1963)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard in memory of W. G. Russell Allen