"Thomas Bosschaert (bergen Op Zoom 1613 - Antwerp 1654), Crucifixion Of Christ"Thomas Willeboirts, known as Bosschaert (Bergen op Zoom 1613 - Antwerp 1654)
Crucifixion of Christ
First half of the seventeenth century
Oil on canvas, cm. 106 x 74
This valuable Crucifixion strikes for the dramatic evidence and pathos emanating from the body and above all from the face, illuminated by a livid light and emerging from the night background. The figure of Christ repeats an iconographic pattern used several times in the Flemish-style crucifixions, to which the posture of the body and arms, the reclining head, the overlapping feet fixed with a single nail refer.
The painting, dating back to the first half of the seventeenth century, presents style characters that evoke the Flemish painter Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert, referring in particular to the Crucifixion kept at the Newport Museum and Art Gallery.
The figure is found in other works by the master, in particular by observing the profile of the face and the drapery, as well as the small figures of fluttering cherubs that seem to protect the body;
The artist was a pupil of Gerard Seghers in Antwerp, but his art was greatly affected by the influence of Anton Van Dyck and Pietro Paolo Rubens.
Equally evident is the Italian influence of the painter where he is documented from 1627 to 1640 and in this regard, it is not excluded that he stayed in Genoa following the path of other Flemish artists. The typology of the Crucifix derives in fact from a model elaborated in different variations by Anton Van Dyck during his stay in Italy.
The canvas is in excellent condition. Features an old rewind. Complete with antique frame, not contemporary with the canvas.
The work, like all our objects, is accompanied by a certificate of photographic authenticity in accordance with the law.