Daniele Crespi

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Daniele Crespi, Flagellation of Christ, National Museum in Warsaw

Daniele Crespi (1598–July 19, 1630) was an Italian painter of the Baroque era. He was born in Busto Arsizio, and active mostly in the Milan of Federico Borromeo.

One of his first teachers was Giuseppe Vermiglio of Turin.[1] He next studied with Giovanni Battista Crespi and Giulio Cesare Procaccini, he was an excellent colorist, known for the simplistic beauty of his composition.[2] His earliest works show him assisting Guglielmo Caccia in San Vittore. His best works include a series of pictures from the life of Saint Bruno[2] (now in the Certosa di Garegnano in Milan) and a depiction of the Stoning of St. Stephen (in Brera).[2] Another masterpiece is the dark 1628 San Carlo Borromeo at Supper in the church of Santa Maria della Passione in Milan. Other works by him can be found in Milan and Pavia. His Conversion of Saint Paul, when compared to Caravaggio's earlier work in the Cerasi Chapel, shows the persistence of Crespi's Mannerist traits. Crespi died in Milan during the plague epidemic in 1630.


  1. ^ Le glorie dell'arte lombarda, by Luigi Malvezzi, (1882), page 251.
  2. ^ a b c PD-icon.svg Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Crespi, Daniele". Encyclopædia Britannica. 7 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 412. 

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