The Deposition

about 1958
Figure of the dead Christ.

medium: oil on canvas
technique: painting

artist: Ceri Richards
Copyright: © Estate of Ceri Richards. All rights reserved, DACS

Church of St Mary, Swansea
Chapel of the Deposition

Submitted for the 1958 exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London entitled 'The Religious Theme' organised by the Contemporary Art Society. Nearly 70 British artists contributed, by invitation. There was no selection process; the invited artists sent in whatever they chose, one item each, and that was what was shown.

A study for the painting is in the collection of Leeds City Art Gallery.


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Further reading

Andrew Vessey, Interview with Andrew Vessey (Swansea: 2 May 2007).

Mel Gooding, Ceri Richards (Moffat: Cameron & Hollis, 2002), p. 130-1.

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