Workshop of Giuseppe Cesari known as the Cavalier d'Arpin (circa 1560/68 -1640)
The lamentation of Christ.
Oil on copper
Black molded wood frame
Total dimensions: 50 x 37 cm, copper: 35 x 23 cm
The Lamentation of Christ or Lamentation of Christ is an episode of the Passion of Christ which takes place at the end of the Passion (Dies Passionis Domini) and which gave rise to multiple iconographic interpretations from the High Middle Ages in the West.
By its style and its delicate palette of colors in bright and slightly acidic tones, the layout and the composition in diagonal with this gap of blue sky vigorously brushed as well as the copper support. We can attribute this painting to the Workshop of Giuseppe Cesari known as the Cavalier d'Arpin.
Italian Mannerist painter of the Roman school, he was born in Arpino, a small town in the kingdom of Naples, in 1560 according to some, in 1568 according to others, and died in Rome in 1640. After having his father for first master, ex-voto painter. The future knight came to Rome at the age of thirteen, and thanks to the great dispositions he showed, he obtained from Pope Gregory XIII a small pension of ten crowns a month, which enabled him to devote himself to the study of his art without concern for material life. Made a knight of Christ by Pope Clement VIII, his fame was definitively established: after 1600, it even resisted the imposing personality of A. Carracci and will symbolize the opposition of the official Roman milieu to the painting of Caravaggio. His decorative, tender and pleasant manner, with a fluid design and changing chromaticism, inspired by that of Baroche, responds perfectly to the taste that reigned in Rome during the last ten years of the century and of which he was, thanks to his extreme receptivity, the representative. most wanted.
Good state of conservation. Sold with invoice & certificate