Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 41 (Sale info: For Sale).
The body of the Saviour is seen extended on a white sheet, the head and arms supported by the Virgin and Magdalen, the former of whom with upturned countenance full of anguish, seems to utter the words, "were ever sorrows like unto my sorrows." Three angels weeping serve to make up the composition. This is indeed a noble work, and may be classed amongst the best of this great master's productions. The head of the Saviour in particular, reminds one so forcibly of the works of Titian, that were it not viewed as a whole, one might be almost inclined to ascribe it to that master. This picture was sold in the collection of M. Aved at Paris in 1776 for fr. 6,000, and about twenty years since also in Paris for fr. 30,000. [P. 7.]
Catalogue of W. Hayward's Collection of Paintings by the Ancient and Modern Masters, now exhibiting at Corinthian Gallery, corner of Milk and Federal Streets, (Entrance in Federal Street.) Boston: Eastburn's Press, 18 State Street, 1840.