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 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
43.7 x 52.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1919
Inventory number
Location in Gallery