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Defendente Ferrari - Portrait of Charles II of Savoy known as the Good
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Bernardino Lanino - Lamentation over the dead Christ
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Giorgio Chiulinovich, detto Lo Schiavone - Madonna and Child
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Antoon van Dyck - The children of Charles I of England
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Andrea Mantegna - Madonna and Child with Six Saints
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Piero Benci, detto il Pollaiolo - The archangel Gabriel and Tobias
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Pieter Verbruggen il Vecchio - Bas-relief with a garland of flowers and fruit
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Madonna and Child
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Filippo Lippi - The three archangels and Tobias
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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - the return of the prodigal son
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Agnolo di Cosimo, detto il Bronzino - Portrait of a Gentlewoman
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Beato Angelico - Madonna and Child
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Jacopo Robusti, detto Tintoretto - Trinity
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Jan van Eyck - Stigmata of St. Francis
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Jan Brueghel il Giovane - The vanity of human life
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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, detto Rembrandt - Portrait of an Old Man
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Orazio Gentileschi - Annunciation
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Sandro Botticelli - Venus
Defendente Ferrari - Portrait of Charles II of Savoy known as the Good
Bernardino Lanino - Lamentation over the dead Christ
Giorgio Chiulinovich, detto Lo Schiavone - Madonna and Child
Antoon van Dyck - The children of Charles I of England
Andrea Mantegna - Madonna and Child with Six Saints
Piero Benci, detto il Pollaiolo - The archangel Gabriel and Tobias
Pieter Verbruggen il Vecchio - Bas-relief with a garland of flowers and fruit
Madonna and Child
Filippo Lippi - The three archangels and Tobias
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - the return of the prodigal son
Agnolo di Cosimo, detto il Bronzino - Portrait of a Gentlewoman
Beato Angelico - Madonna and Child
Jacopo Robusti, detto Tintoretto - Trinity
Jan van Eyck - Stigmata of St. Francis
Jan Brueghel il Giovane - The vanity of human life
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, detto Rembrandt - Portrait of an Old Man
Orazio Gentileschi - Annunciation
Sandro Botticelli - Venus

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The canvas is the fragment of an altarpiece. The iconography is still identifiable with the Trinity, however, rethought by Tintoretto in an original and personal way. God the Father with open arms with a gesture of pity and acceptance at the same time overlooks the cross with the dead Christ, made in a very short perspective. Between the two is placed the dove of the Holy Spirit. On the sides two angels watch over the crucifix. Lower down, partially cut, two winged cherubs pray with joined hands. In the background, slightly sketched heads of cherubs can be seen. The intense colors of the characters' garments, to suggest their silky texture, are enhanced by a skilful use of chiaroscuro and tonal painting. A diffused yellow-amber light illuminates the portion of the scene, highlighting the shadows on the faces and bodies, thus underlining the tragic nature of the event. This portion of the painting has fortunately escaped a disastrous fire. It comes from the Venetian church of San Girolamo, which burned down in 1705. It therefore seems likely that the Genoese Gerolamo Ignazio Durazzo bought it following those dramatic circumstances. According to recent documentary reports, it seems that the painting was placed on the altar dedicated to Sant’Adriano, built in 1560 on behalf of Piero Alessandro Lippomano, former client of the painter. In addition to the Trinitarian group, the altarpiece consisted of the presence of Saints Hadrian, Francis and Augustine at the foot of the cross. Its dating is around 1561-62. The work was purchased by Carlo Felice di Savoia in 1824.

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