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The Deposition

Painted by Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Oil on canvas
207 x 137 cm

The taking down of Jesus from the cross is a popular theme in Christian art. Scenes like this encourage reflection on the nature of suffering. In addition to Christ himself the painting also shows the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene and John the Evangelist

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