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Allegory of the Redemption
Ligozzi, Jacopo
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Ligozzi, Jacopo

Verona, 1547 - Florence, 1627

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Allegory of the Redemption

Ca. 1587. Oil on panel.
Room 049

Ligozzi painted numerous allegories on death and the vices, using a macabre and morbid language that included skeletons and hourglasses. In works of this type the artist employed his imagination and profound knowledge of nature to express a deeply-felt and personal religiosity, evident in details such as the serpent, the butterfly wings and the personification of Sin.


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Inventory number
Ligozzi, Jacopo
Allegory of the Redemption
Ca. 1587
Height: 48.2 cm; Width: 31.7 cm
Sotheby's, London, 6-12-1995, (lot no. 27); Óscar Alzaga Villaamil Collection, Madrid; donation of Óscar Alzaga Villaamil to the Prado Museum, 2017

Bibliography +

Richter, J.P, 'Alessandro Turchi.' En:, Catalogue of pictures at Locko Park, Bemrose and sons, Londres, 1901, pp. 12 n.33.

Pouncey, P, 'Jacopo Ligozzi.' En:, Pictures from Locko Park, University of Nottingham Nottingham Milward and sons, Nottingham, 1968.

Sotheby's London, Lote 27, 1995. 6 de diciembre, pp. lote 27.

Conigliello, Lucilla, Jacopo Ligozzi: "pittore universalissimo", Sillabe, Livorno, 2014, pp. 2000.

Falomir, Miguel, 'Jacopo Ligozzi. Alegoría de la Redención' En:, La donación Óscar Alzaga, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2017, pp. 22-25 nº1.

Falomir, Miguel, "Jacopo Ligozzi, Alegoría de la Redención, h. 1587", en Memoria de actividades 2017, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2018, pp. 100.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2946.

Exhibitions +

The Óscar Alzaga Donation
07.11.2017 - 25.06.2018

Location +

Room 049 (On Display)


Displayed objects +


Update date: 15-06-2022 | Registry created on 19-09-2017

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