The dead Christ on the cross with Sts Mary Magdalen, Augustine and Jerome, and angels
Giulio Cesare Procaccini
30 May 1574 - 14 Nov 1625
The Lowering of the Cross with Sts Mary Magdalene, Augustine, Jerome and Angels
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
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Important Italian Baroque paintings, The Matthiesen Gallery, London, 19 Jun 1981–01 Aug 1981
2001, an art odyssey: Classicism, Mannerism, Caravaggism and Baroque, The Matthiesen Gallery, London, 2001–2001
Giovanni Carlo Doria, Genoa/Italy, The work was painted c.1618, probably for Procaccini’s Genoese patron Giovanni Carlo Doria.
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
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 –, col illus p .
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, 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.
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.
Procaccini in America, New York, 2002, p 41, illus p 160.
2001, an art odyssey: Classicism, Mannerism, Caravaggism and Baroque, London, 2001, pp 204–14, no 23, col illus.
Unknown and Unknown, Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation: Celebrating 30 years of art acquisitions, Sydney, 2015, p 32, col illus p 32.
La pittura Lombarda del '600, Milan, 1985, col illus unnumbered plate, b&w illus pl 492.
Important Italian Baroque paintings, London, 1981, pp 54–57, no 20, col illus p 55, details illus pp 56, 57.
Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 1993, p 108, fig 27, illus p 108.
Foundation Newsletter #13, Sydney, Dec 2008, np.
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2006, Sydney, 2006, pp 12, 14, 25, 73, col illus p 13.
Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2005, Sydney, 2005, p 20.