Workshop of Pieter Coecke van Aelst the Elder (Aelst 1502-1550 Brussels)
The Deposition oil on panel, arched top 106 x 70cm (41 3/4 x 27 9/16in).
The present composition is derived from a lost original by Rogier van der Weyden (1399-1464), of which there are numerous copies, including a number by recognised painters working in the sixteenth century. See: M.J. Friedlander, Early Netherlandish Painting (Leiden, 1967), vol. II, pp. 79-8).