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Inscription

lower right: P.S.MONNOT [P.S. for Pietro Stefano, the Italian version of the artist's given names] / FECIT ROM.1710

Provenance

Private collection, South America, from the early 20th century;[1] (sale, Christie, Manson & Woods, London, 11 December 2003, no. 76, as A Carved Marble Rectangular Relief Depicting the Deposition); (Daniel Katz Ltd., London); purchased 26 February 2004 by NGA.

Bibliography
2004
Penny, Nicholas. "Pierre-Etienne Monnot, The Virgin Mary Swooning over the Dead Body of Christ at the Foot of the Cross." National Gallery of Art Bulletin, no. 32 (Fall 2004): 21-22, repro.