Corpse of Christ
|Corpse of Christ|
|Medium||Oil on canvas|
|Dimensions||70.7 cm × 88.8 cm (27.8 in × 35.0 in)|
|Location||Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart|
The work, dating to Carracci's early career, is a manifest homage to Andrea Mantegna's Dead Christ, which he had perhaps seen in the Aldobrandini collection. Christ is portrayed lying in a contorted position, seen from his feet. Differently from Mantegna, Carracci did not paint the mourners at the side, and adopted a more realistic depiction of the body.
- Gianfranco, Malafarina (1976). L'opera completa di Annibale Carracci. Milan: Rizzoli.