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The Crucifixion with St Gregory and a Bishop Saint

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Once considered to be Spanish, this is probably by an artist working in central Italy in the late sixteenth century. The elongated body of Christ is a motif disseminated in the work of various followers of Michelangelo; this motif also occurs in the later work of Pedro de Campana. St Gregory (c.540–604) is traditionally shown with the dove of the Holy Spirit; the bishop saint may be St Augustine (354–430) in the robes of his Order.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology



c. 1570–1590


oil on copper


H 24.1 x W 17.9 cm

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Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Revd Greville John Chester, 1892

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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH England

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