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The dead Christ on the cross with Sts Mary Magdalene, Augustine and Jerome, and angels

circa 1618


Giulio Cesare Procaccini


30 May 1574 - 14 Nov 1625


Other Title

The Lowering of the Cross with Sts Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Jerome and Angels


circa 1618

Media category


Materials used

oil on canvas


238.0 x 171.7 cm canvas; 274.5 x 207.5 x 12.5 cm frame

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Purchased with funds from the estate of Mr Walter Hartwig through the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation 2005

Accession number


Artist information

Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Works in the collection


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Giovanni Carlo Doria, Genoa/Italy, The work was painted c.1618, probably for Procaccini’s Genoese patron Giovanni Carlo Doria.

Private Collection

The Matthiesen Gallery, London/England, 1981

Private Collection, Jersey/Channel Islands

The Matthiesen Gallery, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from the Matthiesen Gallery 2005

Referenced in 13 publications


Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2005, Sydney, 2005, p 20.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2006, Sydney, 2006, pp 12, 14, 25, 73, col illus p 13.

Richard Beresford, Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Newsletter 7, 'New acquisition: Giulio Cesare Procaccini The lowering of the cross with Saints Mary Magdalen, Augine, Jerome and Angels', Sydney, Dec 2005, pp [2]–[3], col illus p [3].

Marco Bona Castellotti (Editor), La pittura Lombarda del '600, Milan, 1985, col illus unnumbered plate, b&w illus pl 492.

Hugh Brigstocke, Revue de l'Art, no. 85, 'Giulio Cesare Procaccini (1574–1625): ses attaches génoises et quelques autres faits nouveaux', 1989, pp 45–60: p 52.

Hugh Brigstocke, Procaccini in America, New York, 2002, p 41, illus p 160.

Hugh Brigstocke, Revue de l'Art, no. 48, 'G C Procaccini et D Crespi: nouvelles découvertes', 1980, pp 30–39: p 36, fig 17, illus p 35.

Marco Rosci, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 1993, p 108, fig 27, illus p 108.

Sebastian Smee, The Australian, 'Old master gives new guts to "polite" collection', Sydney, 26 Aug 2005, p 3. 'Correction', The Australian, 27–28 Aug 2005, p 2.

The Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation and Michael Brand, Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation: Celebrating 30 years of art acquisitions, Sydney, 2015, p 32, col illus p 32.

The Matthiesen Gallery, 2001, an art odyssey: Classicism, Mannerism, Caravaggism and Baroque, London, 2001, pp 204–14, no 23, col illus.

Jane Wynter (Editor), Foundation Newsletter #13, Sydney, Dec 2008, np.

Important Italian Baroque paintings, London, 1981, pp 54–57, no 20, col illus p 55, details illus pp 56, 57.