Preparations for the Crucifixion
Luis de Vargas, Spanish (active Seville and Rome), 1502 - 1568
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Images showing Christ in repose on the wood of the Cross as he awaits his Crucifixion rarely appear in Renaissance painting outside Spain. The unidentified figure kneeling in the right foreground is the donor who commissioned Vargas to paint this picture and probably also selected the subject matter.
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