CRESPI, Giovanni Battista
(b. ca. 1575, Cerano, d. 1632, Milano)

St Carlo Borromeo Erecting Crosses a the Gates of Milan (detail)

Oil on canvas
Cathedral, Milan

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.