Monks and Holy Women mourning over the Dead Christ

Massimo Stanzione was one of the leading painters in Naples in the 17th century, producing numerous altarpieces and frescoes. His rich colours and idealised naturalism influenced a great number of students and imitators. This is a copy of a large altarpiece that he painted for the Carthusian monks in the church of Certosa di S. Martino in Naples: Stanzione included Carthusian monks mourning the dead Christ. This copy may date from the 18th century.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1585? - 1656
Full title
Monks and Holy Women mourning over the Dead Christ
Date made
18th century or earlier
Medium and support
Oil on slate
Dimensions
43.7 x 52.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1919
Inventory number
NG3401
Location in Gallery