The Body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross

Eric Gill, 1882 - 1940



The Body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross

Eric Gill 1882 - 1940

Summary

Christ is being taken down from the cross by two men in robes, sandals and halos. He is slumped in the rope that was holding him to the cross. On the right a woman, Mary Magdalene, also with a halo, weeps and prays with her hands clasped to her face.


Object Name

The Body of Jesus is taken down from the Cross

Creators Name

Eric Gill

Date Created

1917

Dimensions

support: 14.3cm x 7.2cm
block: 5.7cm x 5.7cm

accession number

1928.151 B

Place of creation

Ditchling

Support

paper

Medium

ink (black)

Credit

Gift of Mrs and Miss Rutherston, 1928


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