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The Deposition from the Cross
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The Deposition from the Cross


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Description This oil sketch depicting Christ being taken down from the cross is a study for a larger canvas commissioned for a private chapel in the monastery of Kremsmünter in Austria. Rottmayr painted many altars and ceiling frescoes in churches throughout Austria. His extremely fluid brush strokes bind the composition together. Preliminary studies like this could be used to show a patron what the final altarpiece would look like before work was begun. They were increasingly appreciated as works of art and collected during the 18th century.
Exhibitions
  • Tiepolo Unveiled: The Restoration of a Masterpiece. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
ca. 1712 (Baroque)
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.788
Measurements
44 1/2 x 26 15/16 in. (113 x 68.5 cm)
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