Skip to main content
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 15

Unknown
Religious Subject Oil on Canvas Italy XVII Century

1600s

About the Item

Oil painting on canvas. It is a vintage copy of the engraving of the same name made by Annibale Carracci (1560-1609), which had immediate success and gave rise to a series of printed replicas and painted copies. It presents the moment of the Passion in which Christ is crowned with the crown of thorns, the object of torture, the disparaging symbol of his proclamation as King of Kings. The act is performed by two figures, the Roman soldier and the Jew, representing the two people who they took part in Christ's death sentence. The figures, vigorous and sanguine, those of the two tormentors paler and more inert than the victim, create an intertwined composition of bodies, with that of the central Jesus joining the other two, uniting them in the shared responsibility of what they are doing; placed sideways, Jesus has his head bent forcibly to the left by the soldier who imposes the crown of thorns on him, while the Jew on the right places the bamboo cane in his hand, replacing the scepter. The scene is dominated by gloomy and dark colors, among which only the bright red of Christ's robe stands out, a symbol of his suffering humanity. The painting has been restored and relined. It is presented in a beautiful coeval frame, with shortcomings.
  • Creation Year:
    1600s
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 51.19 in (130 cm)Width: 38.19 in (97 cm)Depth: 2.37 in (6 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
  • Gallery Location:
    Milan, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU680310517372
More From This SellerView All
  • Painting David with the Head of Goliath 17th century
    Located in Milan, IT
    Oil on Canvas. Central Italian school of the 17th century. The painting recalls in pictorial style the production of Angelo Caroselli (1585-1652), a Roman Baroque artist who was a pa...
    Category

    17th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • The Last Judgment mid-nineteenth century
    Located in Milan, IT
    Oil on Canvas. The 'work is probably the preparatory and presentation painting to the commission, of the fresco created by Moretti Larese for the vault of the church of Volpago del M...
    Category

    19th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • Historical subject, XIXth century
    Located in Milan, IT
    Oil painting on canvas. Mid 19th century. The large scene tells an unidentified historical episode, set in the Renaissance period, in which an archbishop listens to the plea of a you...
    Category

    19th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • David and Abigail, fourth decade of the 17th century
    Located in Milan, IT
    The painting, done in oil on canvas, depicts the meeting between King David and Abigail, as narrated in the biblical text from the First Book of Samuel (I Samuel 25:1-34). David, left without food in the wilderness with his army, seeks relief from the wealthy Nabal, who contemptuously denies him any help, ungrateful of the benevolence he previously received from the king. Upon hearing the rejection, the ruler intends to take revenge by killing his entire lineage. Abigail, Nabal's beautiful and wise wife, decides to right the wrong and bring David plenty of food and gifts. In the king's presence the woman humbles herself, winning his forgiveness and benevolence. Soon afterwards widowed, she will in fact become his bride. The broad scene depicts the climax of the Old Testament episode, the moment when the woman prostrates herself before David and his servants prepare to deliver the gifts. The biblical event is here a pretext, as is customary in modern-age painting, for staging the colorful description of a sumptuous procession, which can be divided into two parts, almost two wings of a crowd divided specularly: on the left David with his dignitaries and the army; on the other, Abigail's retinue, handmaids, servants leading dromedaries and donkeys laden with food. The crowded group of figures is set in a natural proscenium: above a low horizon, barely hinted at by distant blue mountains, rises on the left side a craggy rocky cliff, the shelter of the army led by the ruler. The 'somatic intonation of the characters, as well as the choice of metallic chromatics and the play of light on the shiny fabrics refer to a clear Flemish matrix, particularly the influence of the frothy and sumptuous painting of Rubens and Van Dyck. As well set forth in the expert report prepared by Professor Giuseppe Sava, the work is to be attributed to Vincent Malò...
    Category

    17th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • Madonna and Child with St. John, c. 1540-1560. Attributed to Carlo Portelli
    Located in Milan, IT
    The painting features Our Lady holding the Child, who extends his hand toward the wooden cross, the symbol of the future Passion, and St. John. Behind the three figures a rocky mount...
    Category

    18th Century and Earlier Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • Painting Market Scene 20th century
    Located in Milan, IT
    Oil on Canvas. Unsigned, there is a label on the frame on the back with attribution to Ferdinand II Wagner (1847 -1927), a German painter appreciated for decorative painting. The lar...
    Category

    20th Century Other Art Style Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

You May Also Like
  • Fylgia, animal figurative portrait, mysterious and whimsical oil painting
    By Michele Mikesell
    Located in Dallas, TX
    MICHELE MIKESELL b. 1973, Alabama, USA In 2002, Michele Mikesell earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in graphic design from Texas Women's University in Denton, TX. Mikesell completed her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma in Norman in 2004. “Creating individuals is what I find most interesting in the studio. It is my hope that these portraits will be familiar characters to the viewer, subjects we recognize and identify with. My work consistently travels along a general vein of the universal human experience. This particular group of paintings...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Cotton Canvas, Oil

  • Huge 1950's French Modernist Oil Mythological Pink Nudes on Rocky Coastline
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    "Naiades" French Modernist artist, circa 1950's The work is faintly monogrammed to the lower corner though hard to tell. There is a name verso but illegible - possibly the artist or ...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Modern Nude Paintings

    Materials

    Oil

  • Interior-Red Roses and Birds
    By Ana Guzman
    Located in Atlanta, GA
    Ana Guzman is known for work that is fresh, colorful, vibrant, and often playful. Her drawing resonates with electric energy, and her subject matter has the ability to transport the ...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Landscape Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Contemporary figurative textured oil painting women with hats colorful signed
    By Ernesto Gutierrez (b.1941)
    Located in Milwaukee, WI
    "Vendedora de Sombreros" is an original oil painting on jute by Ernesto Gutierrez. The artist signed the piece lower right. It depicts a woman selling hats. 45" x 35" art 55" x 45"...
    Category

    Early 2000s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Jute, Oil

  • "Autumn Riding", Mixed Media Oil Painting on Canvas, Collage, Figurative
    By Victor Wang
    Located in St. Louis, MO
    “My path through life has been adventurous, exciting, and dream-like. My experience of settling into America in search of better opportunities has been both challenging and inspiring...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Mixed Media, Oil

  • The Harvester of Desire- Andrea Stella- Figurative Abstract Painting-Mixed Media
    Located in Carmel, CA
    Andrea Stella (1950-2019). The child of Greek immigrants raised in Italy, Andrea was destined to create. His first concentration in the art world was antique woodworking, which lead...
    Category

    2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

    Materials

    Gold Leaf

Recently Viewed

View All