This is an original 1907 halftone print of a heart-wrenching pietà by Italian Renaissance artist Lazzaro Bastiano. Most of his contemporaries painted the Virgin Mary simply mourning Christ who is draped across her lap, here we see her taking a more active role--She is pulling up her beloved son, grieving his tragic death with tear-filled eyes.
This 104+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No Creases. No Natural Defects. No Surface Rub. No Tears. Light moisture wrinkling.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 7.25 x 9.75 inches; 18 x 25 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
This piece was illustrated by Carpaccio, Vittore.
Keywords specific to this image: sorrow, corpse, crucifixion, Christianity