The Mauritshuis will research and restore one of its oldest and most special works: The Lamentation of Christ, painted ca. 1460-1464 by Rogier van der Weyden. Together with Jan van Eyck, this Brussels-based painter is considered the founder of Flemish painting. During the exhibition the painting will be restored in public view.
The show will also explore various issues relating to technique and art history. How was the painting made? What was the role of the signature? To whom is the work attributed? What was the role of the artwork, and who might have commissioned it? Visitors will get to know everything about this fascinating painting, and will also get a peek behind the scenes of the museum’s conservation studio.