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Prodigal Son, (painting)

Caravaggio, Polidoro Caldara Da 1495-1543
Exhibition Catalogs
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 39
NOTE.--This Milanese painter was born at Caravaggio, in 1395; his parents were very poor and his youth was passed in want and misery. All his works were characterized by that admirable perfection of design and purity of form which have made them the models of all succeeding ages. In the variety of his attitudes, the simple folding of his draperies, and the grandeur and abundance of the compositions, he appears to have revived the perfection of ancient art. He was murdered by his Sicilian servant for the sake of his money, in 1543. [P. 18; see entry 04130001 for related commentary.]
Rochester Academy of Art. (Incorporated 1874.) 40 & 42 State Street. Catalogue of the Works of Art, exhibited at their First Exhibition. In June, 1875. Rochester, N.Y.: Union and Advertiser Company's Book and Job Print. 1875.
Artist nationality: Italian.
Religion--New Testament--Prodigal Son
Figure male
Control number:
AECI 04130039
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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