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Christ on the Cross with Saints Mary, John the Evangelist and Catherine of Siena:Smudgemarks
Christ on the Cross with Saints Mary, John the Evangelist and Catherine of Siena:Smudgemarks
The smudge is a blue glaze; within it and the nearby drag marks on the edge of the Virgin's robe are blurred fingerprints. To conservators, this evidence indicates that Pino used his hands to apply the glaze over the paint in this area.


Marco Pino
Italian, about 1575
Oil on panel
71 1/2 x 47 1/2 in.
73.PB.140