Attributed to Francisco Ribalta, After Sebastiano del Piombo
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- Attributed to Francisco Ribalta, After Sebastiano del Piombo
- Christ Carrying the Cross
- oil on canvas
- 45 5/8 by 37 3/8 in.; 115.8 by 94.9 cm.
C. Wright, A Catalogue of the Old Master Paintings in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Feather at Bridley Manor, Surrey 1974, pp. 6, 18-20, cat. no. 4, reproduced (suggests it could be of the 16th century, but notes that Michael Hirst suggested a possible attribution to Francisco Ribalta).
This canvas follows Sebastiano del Piombo's Christ Carrying the Cross in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no. P000345), which Sebastiano completed in Rome around 1516 for the Valencian ambassador to Rome, Jerónimo Vich y Valterra. In 1521, Vich brought the painting home with him to Valencia, and it remained in his family's ancestral home until 1656, when it was gifted to King Philip IV. Having been in Spain for nearly its entire history, Sebastiano's dramatic and arresting composition inspired a number of copies by Spanish followers during the artist's lifetime and in generations to follow. Among the most prominent of these was the Valencian artist Francesco Ribilta, who is known to have made a number of copies of the composition.
We are grateful to José Gómez Frechina who, on the basis of images, has suggested a tentative attribution to Francisco Ribalta.