Oil on canvas, 84cm by 70cm.
The painting was one of several purchased by John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700) directly from the artist.
He purchased Trevisani’s The Mocking of Christ, PIC302, at the same time, circa 1700, whilst on his last Grand Tour; both recorded in the 1738 Burghley Inventory.
Trevisani was born in Slovenia, then part of the Republic of Venice and he trained in Venice, before moving to Rome, where he spent the rest of his life.
He was strongly influenced by the work of Carlo Maratta (1625-1713) and after the latter’s death, Trevisani succeeded him as the most famous, prosperous and prolific artist in Rome.