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The Mocking of Christ, Francesco Trevisani (1656-1746).

Signed on the dog’s collar FT.

Oil on canvas, 85cm by 109cm.

The painting depicts the mocking of Christ by Roman soldiers before He was led to the Crucifixion.

Presumably bought by the 5th Earl of Exeter during his final visit to Rome in 1699-1700 as it is first recorded in the 1738 Inventory: “The Dressing room Our Saviour scourging and crowned with Thorns, the Guards about him, One that is crowning him is in Armour, an old Man looking at him with a Pair of Spectacles, another deriding him, a Dog seems barking, 8 I. long 2 2/3 Foot wide.”




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