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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Johann Michael Rottmayr, German (1654 - 1730)
Deposition from the Cross
Work Type
18th century
Persistent Link
Physical Descriptions
Oil on canvas
108.2 x 65.2 cm (42 5/8 x 25 11/16 in.)
frame: 122.5 x 79.5 x 8.5 cm (48 1/4 x 31 5/16 x 3 3/8 in.)
[A. S. Drey Gallery, New York, NY (?-1964), sold]; to Busch-Reisinger Museum, 1964.

The painting was purchased along with a certificate of authenticity by Dr. Hermann Voss, Munich, Germany dated July 8, 1963.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Purchase in memory of Eda K. Loeb
Accession Year
Object Number
European and American Art
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Publication History

Patrick J. Kelleher, "College Museum Notes", Art Journal, College Art Association of America (New York, NY, Autumn 1964), vol. 24, no. 1, p. 54, fig. 5

Edward A. Maser, German and Austrian Painting of the Eighteenth Century, exh. cat., David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art (Chicago, IL, 1978), pp. 44, cat. no. 29 p. 44, repr. p. 18 as pl. 2

Erich Hubala, "Rottmayrs Altarbilder in der Ehemaligen Dorotheenkirche zu Wien", Wiener Jahrbuch fur Kunstgeschichte (Vienna, Austria, 1980), vol. 33, pp. 163-173, pp. 170-172

Erich Hubala, Johann Michael Rottmayr, Herold Verlag (Vienna, Austria, 1981), no. G19 p. 182, repr. as pl. 142

Edgar Peters Bowron, European Paintings Before 1900 in the Fogg Art Museum: A Summary Catalogue including Paintings in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 1990), p. 128, fig. 430, ill. p. 168

Exhibition History

German and Austrian Painting of the Eighteenth Century, David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, 04/20/1978 - 06/11/1978

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