about 1910 - 1987
Private Collection (Scotland), sold to Malcolm Waddingham, 1987.
Malcolm Waddingham (London, England), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1987.
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Currently on view at: Getty Center, Museum East Pavilion, Gallery E205
Pieter Lastman (Dutch, about 1583 - 1633)
Oil on oak panel
43.5 × 32.4 cm (17 1/8 × 12 3/4 in.)
And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow. And for fear of him the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men.
The use of light and shade, saturated colors, and bold gestures dramatically capture the drama of the
In The Resurrection, Lastman emphasized the expressive power of the miracle taking place, contrasting divine light with the doom of the unredeemed. An angel gently lifts the heavy lid from the tomb as
"Acquisitions/1987." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 16 (1988), pp. 156-57, no. 21.
Williams, Julia Lloyd, ed. Dutch Art and Scotland: A Reflection of Taste, exh. cat. (Edinburgh: National Gallery of Scotland, 1992), p. 175.
Walsh, John. "A 'Resurrection' of 1612 by Pieter Lastman." In Shop Talk: Studies in Honor of Seymour Slive. Cynthia P. Schneider et al., eds. (Cambridge: Harvard University Art Museums, 1995), pp. 254-56, 419-20, fig. 2.
Seifert, Christian Tico. Pieter Lastman: Studien zu Leben und Werk, mit einem kritischen Verzeichnis der Werke mit Themen aus der antiken Mythologie und Historie (Petersberg: Michael Imhof Verlag, 2011), pp. 149, 153, 160, 213, 254n611, 263n1036, 270n1279, fig. 147.
Zeder, Olivier. "Après Utrecht: Rembrandt et la peinture d'histoire en Hollande." In Corps et ombres: Caravage et le caravagisme européen, exh. cat. Michel Hilaire and Axel Hémery, eds. (Montpellier and Toulouse: Musée Fabre and Musée des Augustins, with 5 Continents, 2012), pp. 404-5, fig. 2.