Ippolito Borghese (Sigillo -active in the South 1601-1623)
oil on canvas
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The work, as evidenced by the scroll at the foot of the cross, was made by Ippolito Borghese for Pompeo di Capua Falgo in 1605. It is not clear how it came to the Cathedral.
The Umbrian artist, at the beginning of his activity in Naples, was inserted in the reformed current. His work was characterized by the brilliant colouration of baroccesca matrix, as it is evident in the painting above. This was correlated with the two paintings in the sacristy of the Cathedral, depicting Saints Peter and Paul.