HEEMSKERCK, Maerten van
(b. 1498, Heemskerck, d. 1574, Haarlem)
Lamentation on the Dead Christ1566
Oil on wood, 140 x 196 cm
Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft
The painting is a late work of the artist manifesting a northern Mannerist style. The elongated figures, the metallic colours follow Italian examples, however, the traditional dramatic Flemish realism of Van deer Goes or Massys is also present.