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Title The Last Supper
Collection Huddersfield Art Gallery
Artist Grinaschi, Giovanni (Italian artist, active 1880s)
After Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, draftsman, scientist, 1452-1519)
Date 1886 (dated)
Signed yes
Description This is a copy of the famous wall painting by Leonardo da Vinci showing Jesus eating with his disciples, from the refectory of the Dominican convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan. The subject of the Last Supper was particularly suited to the room where monks take their meals. It is a faithful rendition apart from the addition of an overturned salt cellar in front of the fourth figure from the left. The painter Grinaschi, a little known nineteenth-century Italian artist, may have copied this painting as part of his art education, although the size suggests it was a commission.
Current Accession Number KLMUS:167.1990
Inscription front lr 'Grinaschi, Giov.nni 1886'; reverse cr '30.4.94 Copiato dall'originali da Grignaschi Giovanni. Giovanni Grignaschi'
Subject religion (Last Supper)
Measurements 305.0 x 518 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by the Misses Sykes 1901.
Notes Presented to the Corporation Art Gallery, Huddersfield by the Misses Sykes in memory of their mother, daughter of the late Joseph Walker of Low Hills, Lindley. Displayed in the Town Hall, Huddersfield until 1981, when removed to Art Gallery.
Rights Owner Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Author Dr Phillippa Plock



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