CRESPI, Giovanni Battista
(b. ca. 1575, Cerano, d. 1632, Milano)
St Carlo Borromeo Erecting Crosses a the Gates of Milan (detail)1602
Oil on canvas
This was part of the cycle of large-scale of pictures commissioned by Cardinal Federico Borromeo when his uncle, Charles, was made a saint. The artist was at ease with colossal undertakings such as the cycle of paintings dedicated to St Charles.