(b. ca. 1450, Modena, d. 1518, Modena)

Lamentation of Christ

Painted terracotta
Church of Gesù, Ferrara

This Lamentation group, today in the church of the Gesù in Ferrara, was originally executed for the church of Santa Maria della Rosa. It is composed of eight painted terracotta figures. The work is related to the Este family. The faces of Nicodemus and one of the Marys are thought to represent portraits of Ercole I and Eleonora d'Aragona, who probably commissioned the work.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.