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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.




Oil on canvas, 125 x 93 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden


La muerte de San Jose


The Scullery Maid

Oil on canvas
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Searcher for Fleas

c. 1730
Oil on canvas
Museo Nazionale San Matteo, Pisa


The Flea

Oil on copper, 28 x 24 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Aeneas with the Sybil and Charon


Amour et Psyche


El conde Fulvio Grat


Le Massacre des Innocents



c. 1725
Oil on canvas
Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, Bologna


Vestizione di san Guglielmo


La Foire de Poggio a Caiano

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