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The Massacre of the Innocents
The Massacre of the Innocents, c. 1640
Pacecco de Rosa (Francesco de Rosa), Italian (active Naples)
Oil on canvas
6 feet 6 inches x 10 feet 1/4 inches (198.1 x 305.4 cm)
Purchased with the John D. McIlhenny Fund, 1973
1973-253-1
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Massimo Stanzione: The Massacre of the Innocents
October 12, 1974 - February 18, 1975
A recently acquired masterpiece of the Baroque style in Europe, The Massacre of the Innocents, by the seventeenth century Neapolitan artist Massimo Stanzione, was the inspiration for a small didactic exhibition from October 12 to February 18. Organized by Deborah M. McGuire, Research Assistant in the Department of Painting before 1900, the exhibition in the first Special Exhibition gallery also included prints, drawings, and paintings by other seventeenth century Neapolitan artists.

Curator

Deborah M. McGuire

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