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Giuseppe Maria Crespi

 




 


Giuseppe Maria Crespi

(b Bologna, 14 March 1665; d Bologna, 16 July 1747).

Painter, draughtsman and printmaker. His religious and mythological works are distinguished by a free brushstroke and a painterly manner. He also painted spirited genre scenes, which by their quality, content and quantity distinguish him as one of the first Italian painters of high standing to devote serious attention to the depiction of contemporary life. Such paintings as Woman Laundering (1700–05; St Petersburg, Hermitage) or Woman Washing Dishes (1720–25; Florence, Uffizi) offer straightforward glimpses of domestic chores in images that are startlingly novel for the period and look forward to the art of Jean-Siméon Chardin, Jean-François Millet and Honoré Daumier.

 

 


Self-Portrait

c. 1700
Oil on canvas, 60 x 50 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


 


The Holy Family



 


Dice Players

1740s
Oil on canvas, 58 x 46,5 cm
Museo Civico, Bologna


 

Ecstasy of St Margaret of Cortona

1701
Oil on canvas, 230 x 182 cm
Museo Diocesano, Cortona


 

Village Fair

c. 1709
Oil on canvas, 76 x 84 cm
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


 

Hecuba Blinding Polymnestor

Oil on canvas, 173 x 184 cm
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels


 

Cardinal Prospero Lambertini

1740
Oil on canvas, 80 x 58 cm
Palazzo d'Accursio, Bologna


 

Portrait of Benedict XIV


 


Woman Playing a Lute

1700-1705
Oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

 

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