About the Image:
The Crucifixion is a religious painting by Pompeo Batoni, an Italian painter of the 18th century. The painting depicts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, with Mary and John the Evangelist standing at the foot of the cross. The painting is displayed in various galleries, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago, and USEUM. The painting was created in 1762 in Rococo style, and it is considered a rare religious painting by the artist, who was known for his portraits of popes. Batoni's dramatic style was based on classical sculpture, and he was one of the leading portrait painters of 18th-century Rome. The Crucifixion is one of several religious paintings commissioned by Batoni's patron, Count Cesare Merenda of Forlì.