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

The Resurrection, the only documented painting by Francesco Buoneri, was commissioned in 1619 by the Tuscan ambassador to Rome, Piero Guicciardini, as one of several altarpieces for his family's chapel in Florence. In a turn of events that was not uncommon in the rapidly evolving artistic scene of early-17th-century Rome, the painting was rejected by Guicciardini and sold to another collector. The Resurrection exaggerates the bold contrast of light and dark and the realistic treatment of sacred figures that Caravaggio had introduced into Roman painting. Buoneri was apparently one of Caravaggio's closest followers. He may have been the "boy Francesco" who assisted the painter during his last years in Rome, a personal connection suggested by his contemporary nickname, Cecco (for Francesco) del Caravaggio.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 211

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

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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