SALZILLO, Francisco
(b. 1707, Murcia, d. 1783, Murcia)

Last Supper

Polychrome wood, life-size
Museo Salzillo, Murcia

The work of Francisco Salzillo exemplifies the impact of the Rococo idiom on Spanish sculpture of the period. He perfected his style in processional groups like the Last Super. In this ambitious composition, the twelve apostles seated around the table are distinguished by a precisely rendered psychological characterization.