COBERGHER, Wenceslas
(b. ca. 1560, Antwerpen, d. 1634, Brussel)

The Entombment

Oil on panel, 307 x 240 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

This painting was executed after Cobergher's return to the Netherlands from Italy. It shows that in Rome he clearly studied Federico Barocci's mysteriously charged light effects, emotionally eloquent facial expressions and a suggestion of depth calculated to produce a dramatic effect.