Oil on canvas, 98.5cm by 73cm.
Trevisani studied in Venice with Antonio Zanchi before moving to Rome, where he spent the rest of his life. He was greatly influenced by the work of Carlo Maratta and on the latter’s death in 1713, Trevisani succeeded him as the most prolific and prosperous artist in Rome. The 5th Earl of Exeter purchased several paintings directly from him and this is thought to be one of them.
‘Noli me tangere’, meaning ‘touch me not’ is the Latin version of the words spoken by Christ to Mary Magdalene when she recognised him after His Resurrection, according to St. John’s Gospel.