Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 1696 – 1770


oil on canvas (75 × 80 cm) — c. 1755 Museum Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo biography

This work is linked to John 19:38

Tags: Deposition

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Christ is still on his cross when the two criminals are taken down from theirs. In the foreground Mary has fainted. John the Evangelist, dressed in green, looks up to his dead master.

A group of men with a ladder approach. The first is Nicodemus, who had permission from Pilate to take away Christ's body.

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