London, South Kensington
27 November 2006
THE RAISING OF LAZAROS
MELCHITE, 18TH CENTURY
Christ standing in contraposto in the middle of the composition, extending his left hand towards Lazarus, the latter shown at the left in swaddling clothes emerging from the tomb, his sisters, Martha and Maria kneeling in front of Christ, a surprised crowd attending the event, in the background a hilly landscape with sparse vegetation, further behind a walled city and a golden sky above, painted with bright colours, accentuated with white brushstrokes
12½ x 16¼ in. (31.75 x 41.25 cm)
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