(b. 1734, S Matteo della Decima, d. 1802, Bologna)

The Agony of Christ

Oil on copper, 60 x 40 cm
Private collection

This characteristic work by Gaetano Gandolfi was probably a preparatory modello for a larger, unknown painting. Gandolfi produced freely painted, but highly finished, preliminary pictures, often of a reasonably large size, from early on.