The Lamentation Of Christ
© President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Albrecht Dürer, German (1471 - 1528)
The Lamentation of Christ
Work Type
Physical Descriptions
Brown ink on white antique laid paper
29 x 21 cm (11 7/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: brown ink, u.r.: 1521 / AD [monogram]
Baron Dominique Vivant Denon, Paris; possibly Thomas Lawrence; Pierre Defer and Henri Dumesnil, Paris (their mark, L.739); his sale, Paris, May 10-12, 1900, lot 38; Leboeuf de Montgermont; his sale, Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, 16-19 June 1919, lot 232; Féral; to Paul J. Sachs; Meta and Paul J. Sachs, bequest; to Fogg Art Museum, 1965, inv. no. 1965.339
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Bequest of Meta and Paul J. Sachs
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
Publication History

Agnes Mongan and Paul J. Sachs, Drawings in the Fogg Museum of Art, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA, 1940), vol. I, cat. no. 377, pp. 188-89, vol. III, fig. 192, repr.

Agnes Mongan, Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] : given and bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, exh. cat., Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, 1965), cat. no. 11, repr.

Konrad Oberhuber, European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, exh. cat., National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, 1979), cat. no. 25, n.p., pl. 25, repr.

Charles Werner Haxthausen, The Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University, Abbeville Press (New York, NY, 1980), p. 144, repr.

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), cat. no. 261, p. 224, repr.

Edward Saywell, "Guide to Drawing Terms and Techniques", Harvard University Art Museums Bulletin, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1998), vol. VI, no. 2, pp. 30-39, pp. 32-33

Jordan Kantor, Dürer's Passions, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2000), cat. no. 92, repr.

Johann Kräftner, ed., Rubens in Vienna: The Masterpieces, exh. cat., Christian Brandstätter Verlag/Liechtenstein Museum (Vienna, 2004), under cat. no. 17, fig. 1, repr.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/ Handbook, Harvard Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 2008), p. 67, repr.

Exhibition History

Memorial Exhibition: Works of Art from the Collection of Paul J. Sachs [1878-1965] Given and Bequeathed to the Fogg Art Museum Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 11/15/1965 - 01/15/1966; Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 12/19/1966 - 02/26/1967

European Master Drawings of Six Centuries from the Collection of the Fogg Art Museum, National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, 11/03/1979 - 12/16/1979

Northern Renaissance Art: Selected Works, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 02/28/1984 - 04/08/1984

Dürer's Passions, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/09/2000 - 12/03/2000

Re-View: S426A (Large Niche) HAA252k The Age of Durer, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/13/2008 - 02/06/2009

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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Verification Level

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