Antonio Semino "Deposition of Christ"

Antonio Semino - Deposition from the Cross

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Author/ School/ Dating:

Antonio Semino (Genoa, about 1485 - 1555)

Technique and Dimensions:

Oil on panel, 199 x 146 cm


Inv. no. 54


Donation Cavalier Giovanni Quartara, 1836

Object Type:



Painted between 1532 and 1535 for the chapel of San Gerolamo in the Genoa church of San Domenico, the altarpiece originally included a predella with four Mysteries of the Passion and was enclosed in a lavish architectural frame of carved gilded wood. The work shows a consideration of the Flemish works present in the city, particularly the “Deposition” painted by Jos Van Cleve for the church of Santa Maria della Pace, now at the Louvre, and a knowledge of the new approaches in 16th-century painting which had recently reached Genova.