The dead Christ on the cross with Sts Mary Magdalene, 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 3 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
European Old Masters 16th-19th Century from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 28 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
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
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.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales annual report 2005, Sydney, 2005, p 20.
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.
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.
Marco Rosci, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 1993, p 108, fig 27, illus p 108.
The Matthiesen Gallery, 2001, an art odyssey: Classicism, Mannerism, Caravaggism and Baroque, London, 2001, pp 204–14, no 23, col illus.
Marco Bona Castellotti (Editor), 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.
Hugh Brigstocke, Procaccini in America, New York, 2002, p 41, illus p 160.
Jane Wynter (Editor), Foundation Newsletter #13, Sydney, Dec 2008, np.