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After Domenichino (Italian painter and draftsman, 1581-1641) , Copy of

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Title Copy of 'The Last Communion of Saint Jerome' by Domenichino
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Kelvingrove Museum
Artist After Domenichino (Italian painter and draftsman, 1581-1641)
Date Earliest possibly about 1823
Date Latest possibly about 1823
Description Domenichino's Last Communion of Saint Jerome (Vatican Museum) once has been regarded one of the most famous pictures ever painted. Shaftesbury even meant it to be 'the best painting of the world'. It has been copied often, more than 20 versions are known, and alone in Parisian churches there were at least four replicas of it. This one is about half of the size of the original and it was probably made very much after the artist's lifetime. There is no evidence that it is by Anna Muschi who, in the early 19th century, painted other copies for Mr Douglas.
Current Accession Number 310
Subject figure; religion (Last Communion of St Jerome)
Measurements 173.0 x 116.6 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs Cecilia Douglas 1862.
Provenance Possibly commissioned by Mr Douglas from the artist/copier in 1823 when he also commissioned a copy of The Cumaean Sibyl by Domenichino.
Publications Spears, R. E., Domenichino, no. 41 a., p. 176 and no. 41, pp. 175-78 and pl. 135 (for the original painting by Domenichino; the Glasgow copy is not listed).

On the back an older museum label and a note about 'conservation treatment'.

In the 1864 catalogue of the museum as by 'RAFFELLE'.

Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Heiner Krellig



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