CIMA DA CONEGLIANO (GIOVANNI BATTISTA CIMA)
LAMENTATION OVER DEAD CHRIST WITH A CARMELITE MONK
This altarpiece was painted for the Carmelite Monastery in Venice and it was held in the chapter-house there, where it was mentioned by Boschini, Zanetti, and Federici. The Carmelite monk, depicted on the right, is thought by several scholars to have commissioned the work and should be interpreted as St. Albert of Trapani.
Provenance: acquired from the Carmelite Monastery by a Frenchman, Giraldon, living in Venice in 1799; sold to Count S. G. Stroganov in 1856; donated by the heirs of Count P. S. Stroganov to the Hermitage in 1912; in the Pushkin Museum since 1930.