FCO-350

Down from the CrossStudy

[1953]

code

FCO-350

CR Number

3217

dimensions

20.5 x 25 cm

Art Form

Drawing

Art Medium

lead pencilcolored pencilIndia ink pen

Artwork Surface

paper
Mentions
Is Part Of

EMPTY LABEL

Title
Down from the Cross
Description
Composition in earthy tones, sepia, ochre, red, black and white. Contour lines and shading. Study representing the descent of Jesus from the cross. In the foreground, center, dead Jesus being born in a shroud, his head to the left and the legs to the right. The shroud being carried by two figures are on the left and on the right of the composition. Behind Jesus, leaning over his head, another figure, which only sees the head and trunk. In the background, the center, a ladder, and on it a back woman as if she were crying. It also sees the start of the cross rests the ladder. At the back, cutting the upper half of the composition, diagonal, horizontal line perpendicular to the vertical.
Location Created
Related Event 4
Related Document 6
Artwork Function
StudyArtworkFunctionType
Artwork Function Description
Study for the painting “Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross” [FCO 2798], Thirteenth Station of the Via Crucis
Art Form
DrawingArtFormType
Art Medium
lead pencilArtMediumType
colored pencilArtMediumType
India ink penArtMediumType
Artwork Surface
paperArtworkSurfaceType
Technique
Support affixed to cardboard.
DN Number
749
Height
25
Width
20.5
Annotation
Signed at bottom left "Portinari". Undated
Annotation Author
Inscriptions, in bottom left corner, "via sacra Batatais”; in right corner, "13”
Annotation Family
On back of frame, inscriptions by Maria Portinari "DN 749” and "Nº 663”.

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