Apr 22, 2015

The Body of Christ in the Sepulchre

The Body of Christ in the Sepulchre


Nicolas de Platte-Montagne

(French, 1631–1706)

after Philippe de Champaigne

(French, 1602–1674)

Etching and engraving

Support: Medium weight antique paper

Sheet: 34.1 x 58.9 cm (13 7/16 x 23 3/16 in.); Platemark: 33.5 x 58.6 cm (13 3/16 x 23 1/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1997.177

Catalogue raisonné: Robert-Dumesnil 9, Le Blanc 4

State: I/II



In addition to his activities as a portrait and history painter, Plattemontagne was one of the greatest printmakers in France during the 17th century. The Body of Christ in the Sepulchre is one of the artist's masterpieces. Here the combination of etching and engraving is particularly effective in creating dramatic effects of light, shade, and texture.

See also
PR - Etching
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