Hitchcock's Pieta shots

Pieta (c. 1455) by Enguerrand Quarton
Michelangelo's Pieta (1499),
St. Peter's Basilica

Pieta, Italian for 'pity' or 'compassion,' is associated in art with images of Mary holding the body of Jesus following the crucifixion. The pieta is one of the most familiar images in Catholic iconography.

Pieta (c. 1598) by Hendrick Goltzius
Pieta (1876) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

The iconography of the Pieta was familiar to Hitchcock from both his Catholic upbringing and his interest in art history. The iconography appears in several of his films.
The Lodger

Rear Window

An ironic use: drunks in Notorious