This painting is said to have been the central panel of an altarpiece from the church of S. Pietro at Maggianico, near Lecco. The panel of 'Saint Andrew' is thought to be from the same altarpiece. Other compartments show Saints Peter, Paul, Ambrose, Bernard and Anthony Abbot, together with a predella of Christ and the apostles.


  • Title: Christ rising from the Tomb
  • Creator: Gaudenzio Ferrari
  • Date Created: 1530-46
  • Physical Dimensions: 152.4 x 84.5 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on poplar
  • School: Italian (North)
  • More Info: Explore the National Gallery’s paintings online
  • Inventory number: NG1465
  • Artist Dates: active 1508; died 1546
  • Artist Biography: Gaudenzio Ferrari was from Varallo in North Italy, and was active over a wide area of Lombardy and Piedmont. His early art is affected by Bergognone. Later he was influenced by the Milanese followers of Leonardo da Vinci, in particular Luini.
  • Acquisition Credit: Bought, 1895

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