POUSSIN, Nicolas
(b. 1594, Les Andelys, d. 1665, Roma)

Lamentation over the Body of Christ

Oil on canvas, 101 x 145 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

This painting is one of the most effective of the early works by Poussin. The treatment of the subject is both passionate and austere and anticipates the painting of the same subject now in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin painted almost thirty years later.