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Christ before Pilate
Giaquinto, Corrado
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Giaquinto, Corrado

Molfetta, Apulia (Italy), 1703 - Naples (Italy), 1766

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Christ before Pilate

Ca. 1754. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

Shortly after his arrival in Spain in 1753, Giaquinto embarked on a series of eight canvases on scenes from the Passion for the King’s Oratory in the Buen Retiro Palace in Madrid. The series also included the altarpiece, which depicted The Holy Trinity (P-5444). Christ is brought before Pilate who, seated in the background, aims to achieve a balance between his own opinion regarding the innocence of the accused and the views of his advisers and the crowd, who call for Christ’s death.

Technical data

Inventory number
Giaquinto, Corrado
Christ before Pilate
Ca. 1754
Height: 140 cm; Width: 97 cm
Serie para el oratorio del Rey, Palacio del Buen Retiro
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, A. E., En torno a Corrado Giaquinto, Archivo español de arte y arqueología, 44, 1971, pp. 389.

Urrea Fernández, Jesús, La pintura italiana del siglo XVIII en España, Secretariado de Publicaciones de la Universidad, Valladolid, 1977.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº352.

Pérez Sánchez, A. E. (ed.), Corrado Giaquinto y España, Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 2006, pp. 168.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 352.
Corrado / 352. Nuestro Señor Jesucristo en presencia de Pilatos. / Alto 5 pies; Ancho 3 pies, 5 pulg, 6 lin.

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos III, Buen Retiro, 1794. Núm. 264.
Otra [pintura] del mismo autor [Conrado Guiaquinto] y medida [vara y tres quartas de alto, y vara y media quarta de ancho] del Pretorio de Pilatos...1200

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in white. Front, lower right corner

Inscribed in orange. Front, lower right corner

Exhibitions +

Corrado Giaquinto
04.04.2006 - 25.06.2006

Displayed objects +


Pitchers / Jugs

Objects from Christ's Passion: Corona de espinas

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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