Anselm Feuerbach, The Lamentation of Christ
Lot 146W
Anselm Feuerbach (German, 1829-1880) The Lamentation of Christ
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Anselm Feuerbach (German, 1829-1880)
The Lamentation of Christ
oil on canvas
93 x 179cm (36 5/8 x 70 1/2in).


    Believed to have been in the collection of the de Montmorency family, Castle Morres, Kilkenny
    with Kevin Coates, Dublin, where purchased by the present owner

    The present work is a secondary version of, what the artist called, 'my sole most valuable work...' his 'Pieta' (1863), now in the Schack-Galerie, Munich.

    When it was exhibited at the Munich International Art Exhibition in 1863, Eugène Muntz celebrated it in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts: 'The 'Pieta' 1863 is a Chef-d'œuvre...Christ, a figure ugly rather than beautiful is extended in a cavern; his mother is beside him, overwhelmed with her grief; behind her kneel three young women, sad but resigned. It is all! No accessories, no violent gestures, no ideas, but a sincerity which goes to the hear, and a sadness so natural and so deep that it touches one more than all the research of the pathetic...'

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the present lot is After Anselm Feuerbach. The present painting is a copy after Feuerbach's original work currently in the Schack-Galerie and has an estimate of £3,000-5,000, and not as stated in the catalogue.
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