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The Hill of Calvary by Raphael - Reproduction Oil Painting
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The Hill of Calvary

Raphael was born in Italy in 1483. Child of Giovanni Santi, he was a talented artist from his very early years. After his father's death, he became Pietro Perugino's apprentice, moving to Florence and reaching the peak of his career in Rome, where he was commissioned by the Popes Julius II and Leo X.

This artwork is one of the most revered oil paintings made by the genius Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino and is considered a sacred piece. Commissioned by the monastery Santa Maria dello Spasimo, in Palermo, Il Spasimo di Sicilia was painted in Rome. It was sent to Sicily by sea, but the ship faced a great storm, and it hit a rock, suffering a shipwreck. The vessel was broken to pieces, and the cargo was lost, as was the crew.

The canvas of The Hill of Calvary, protected by its case, was carried by sea to Genoa's shore - considered a miracle. The masterpiece was found unharmed, even after enduring the furious waves and winds, with the Holy protection upon the beauty of such magnificent work. When the news about the surviving of the painting spread abroad, the monks tried to retrieve the work of art, but they had to ask for Papal intervention and support.

The painting describes the moment that Jesus Christ fell while carrying the cross to his crucifixion, as sentenced by Pontius Pilate. His mother, Virgin Mary, was hit by a spasm of agony, showing the Swoon of the Virgin or Lo Spasimo della Vergine. Raphael drew on the left a similar man to the one he portrayed in The Judgement of Solomon fresco in the Stanza Della Segnatura, but reversed.

Simon of Cyrene, as part of the Holy Via Crucis, is represented by lifting the cross from Christ's back and looking at the guards with severity. The four Marys, at the right side of the canvas, are depicted in despair, with all the grace, details, and perfection that is common to the work of a great master. On the left side of the painting, a composition of guards. One of them carries a rope that is tied to Jesus, while the other threatens him to force the Nazarene to move. A third one, riding a horse, holds a red banner.

In 1661, King Philip IV acquired the painting to display on the altar of Royal Alcazar of Madrid chapel. Two centuries later, during the Napoleonic Wars, The Hill of Calvary was moved to Paris, until 1822. The artwork returned to Spain, where it is housed until today.

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The Hill of Calvary Raphael

Item Number: 21066805 show sizes in cm
Painting Price: $337.99
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You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.

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