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Dead Christ
  • Lelio Orsi
    1511–1587
    born: Novellara, Italy ; died: Novellara, Italy
  • Dead Christ, late 1550s–1560s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • pen on paper
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 11.7 x 14.6 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 4 5/8 x 5 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 11 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Winslow Ames
  • Not on display
  • 1952.0007
Description
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Brown ink on cream paper. There is a figure in the upper right quadrant who is leaning over a dead nude figure (identified as Christ). It is a perspective drawing with bottom of feet facing viewer. Christ's body is strongly foreshortened. Both figures are outlined.