A building in ruins with the sun setting in tbe background creating rays of light through the empty window shells. There are some desert foliage to the left hand side where the building meets the ground.
Signed on plate, u.r.: Berghem fe. Numbered on plate, l.r.: 4 In pencil, back of print: C8442 B. 11 / C1348 [crossed out] Collector's stamp in black, on back: Lugt #1296 Watermark: foolscap, similar to Heawood #1922
In the right foreground of a landscape scene there is a male figure reclining before two tall trees. The figure holds a wooden staff in one arm and points toward his dog with the other. In the distance there is a lake and mountainous landscape replete with many buildings. Several long-necked birds fly in the sky.
Mountainous landscape scene with castle, buildings, resting hunter and dog, and birds in the sky.
On the plate, l.l.: Israel excud. Cum Privil. Reg. On the plate, lower right margin: 10 On the plate, lower margin, six verse lines in groups of two disposed from left to right: Ce n'est pas sans raison que les grandes Cappitaines Comme bien advisez, ont inventé ces peines Contre les faineants, et les Blasphemateurs Traistres à leur devoirs, querelleux, et menteurs De qui les actions par le vice aveuglées Rendent celles dautruy laches et desreglées. Watermark: possibly Lieure no. 45
Inscribed in pencil, verso, l.l.: 1G./#2 Inscribed in pencil, verso, u.r.: .077 Stamped and number in pencil, verso, u.r.: Walker Evans 111 22 (numbers 111 and 22 are in boxes see object file accession sheets for clarification)
A group of four men gently lower a figure into a tomb that is placed parallel to the viewer. To the left is a group of mourners with hands clasped or holding a covered jar. Behind the figures is a rocky landscape with a fence and guard at the gate in the distance at the left. In the rocks of the foreground is a dark opening. At the lower right corner is a circle composed of thorny branches.
After his crucifixion, Christ was buried in a tomb by his followers. The evidence of his Passion can be seen in the wounds in his hand and feet and in the crown of thornes at the foot of the tomb. The Virgin and St. John stand watching while other mourners sit at the far left.