WEYDEN, Rogier van der
(b. 1400, Tournai, d. 1464, Bruxelles)
Deposition (detail)c. 1435
Oil on oak panel
Museo del Prado, Madrid
The body of Jesus has already been removed from the Cross, and is received by two elderly men, the bearded Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus. Surrounded by Jesus's mourning friends they are holding His dead body for a moment before setting it down.