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167
Veronese School, 17th Century
CRUCIFIXION
Estimate
20,00030,000
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167
Veronese School, 17th Century
CRUCIFIXION
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

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Veronese School, 17th Century
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Catalogue Note

Artists from Verona pioneered the use of slate as a support in the 16th century and  exploited its smooth surface to render precise figures. The stone's dark color also allowed for dramatic chiaroscuro; in the present lot Christ appears to emerge from a black void, which fits with the intimate devotional function of this work. Despite the small size of Christ's body, the artist has delineated drops of blood and sweat to create a highly naturalistic and emotional image.

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