(b. 1574, Roma, d. 1616, Roma)

Lamentation of Christ

c. 1615
Oil on canvas, 74 x 90 cm
Fondazione di Studi di Storia dell'Arte Roberto Longhi, Florence

The Lamentation seems to have been Borgianni's favourite subject in his final years. There are at least four painted versions and a signed etching dated 1615. In these compositions there are either two or three mourners (as in the present version). Among the iconographic precedents of the painting, the link with Mantegna's Lamentation over the Dead Christ is evident.