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The Crucifixion

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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After his return from Spain in 1702, Giordano made some oil sketches for the commission of the sacristy of S. Brigida, Naples. The frescoes were completed by his pupil Giuseppe Simonelli. For The Crucifixion, in a lunette over the altar, Giordano looked back to Tintoretto's painting in the Scuola Grande di S. Rocco, Venice and Lanfranco's fresco in S. Martino, Naples. A similar oil sketch is in the Kurt Rossacher collection, Salzburg.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology





oil on canvas


H 63 x W 77 cm

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Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, 1970

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