Pieta

Benedicta de Bezer
(Active 1940’s) British RESERVED
Title Pieta
Category Recently Sold
Medium & Size Oil on canvas: 54x84 inches. (Frame: 58x88inches.) Signed. Inscribed on old exhibition label verso.
Price Band £5,000 - £10,000
Location Please Refer
Biography

Benedicta de Bezer was a tertiary of the Dominican Order, a penniless painter and pianist. She was the friend of the novelist Antonia White. Little is known of this talented Modern British artist who was clearly influenced by the pioneering modernist group in Britain between the Wars, notably Stanley Spencer and Graham Sutherland.

Bezer exhibited two grand scale works at the Royal Academy in London in 1945; the present composition and a Crucifixion scene.

Literature: The dairies novelist Antonia White.

The Pietà (Italian pronunciation: Pje-ta ) is a subject in Christian art depicting a scene from the Passion 'the Lamentation of Christ'- the Virgin Mary cradling the dead body of Jesus, and is most often found in sculpture from the 14th century but also in paintings.

The most famous example was sculptured by Michelangelo and is located in St.Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.

‘Pieta’ was exhibited at the London Royal Academy Summer Exhibition of 1945, Cat.no.738

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