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The Resurrection

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1619/20

Artist:

Francesco Buoneri, called Cecco del Caravaggio
Italian, 1588/90–after 1620

About this artwork

Francesco Buoneri was one of the closest followers of Caravaggio, the groundbreaking and influential painter of the Italian Baroque period. Buoneri may have assisted and modeled for Caravaggio during the elder painter’s last years in Rome, a personal connection suggested by his contemporary nickname, Cecco (a diminutive of Francesco) del Carravaggio. The Resurrection exaggerates the bold contrast of light and dark and the realistic treatment of sacred figures that were hallmarks of Caravaggio’s revolutionary style.

The only documented painting by Buoneri, this work was commissioned in 1619 by the Tuscan ambassador to Rome, Piero Guicciardini, for his family’s chapel in Florence. For reasons lost to history, the painting was rejected, a not uncommon event in Rome’s rapidly evolving art scene. It was eventually sold to another important collector, Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Francesco Buoneri

Title

The Resurrection

Origin

Italy

Date

1619–1620

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

339.1 × 199.5 cm (133 1/2 × 78 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1934.390

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