Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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The Deposition
  • Hendrick Goltzius
    born: Mülbracht, Seventeen Provinces (present-day Bracht-am-Niederrhein, Netherlands) ; died: Haarlem, Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) ; acti
  • The Deposition, after 1598
  • The Passion
  • Where object was made: Netherlands
  • engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 197 x 127 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 199 x 132 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 3/4 x 5 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 13/16 x 5 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 16 x 20 in matted with 1994.0045.12
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0045.11
Catalogue raisonné

Christ is layed in a sarcophagus. Nicodemus is in the foreground, with his back to the viewer. Two remorseful onlookers stand in the archway. Two children are crying in the back center. Nine figures are gathered close to the tomb, including Nicodemus.