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Christ calling Peter, by Girolamo Muziano (1528-1592).

Oil on canvas, 170.5cm by 120.5cm.

Muziano, who was born in Brescia, spent most of his working life in Rome. As a young man, he was known chiefly for his landscapes, and although he continued to paint landscapes throughout his life, he became more interested in monumental figural representation; the two here perfectly combined. He became the leading artist in Rome in the 1570s and 80s; his work appealing greatly to Counter Reformation patrons.

Questions have recently been raised about the attribution of this painting.

REFERENCE: PIC431

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