Ferraù Fenzoni,
Christ conducted to Calvary

Ferraù Fenzoni,
Christ conducted to Calvary

Ferraù Fenzoni , Christ conducted to Calvary
Canvas, 100×130 cm + frame 11 cm, Inv. n. 141

Fenzoni is an artist from Faenza who studied in Rome, where he created a large number of works and cycles of invaluable frescoes. He later moved to the city of Todi and other cities in the region of Umbria, where he received a number of commissions. In 1599 he returned to Faenza, where he continued his career: for example, from 1612 to 1616 he decorated three chapels in the Duomo of Faenza.
Fenzoni’s bonds to Roman culture persisted, but he was also influenced by the school of Ludovico Carracci of Bologna, whose style softened his work.
The origins of this work are unknown, but it was attributed to Fenzoni by Argnani. If so, it was certainly part of his later works, datable between 1622 and 1630. The hardness of the drapery and of the anatomic effect, together with the dull colour, are typical of his later years. The horizontal development of the composition is appropriate for the storyline and the movements of the compact group of figures are angular yet rotating.

← Sala delle Pale d’Altare