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Christ on the Cross with the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Saint John:Detail of St. John's left arm
Christ on the Cross with the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Saint John:Detail of St. John's left arm
The artist reworked the figure of Saint John several times before he was satisfied with the figure's placement. Early attempts at rendering Saint John's left arm can be seen with the naked eye.


Pietro da Cortona
Italian, about 1661
Pen and brown ink, with gray-brown wash, heightened with white bodycolor over black chalk
15 7/8 x 10 7/16 in.
92.GB.79