Cecco del Caravaggio, in the Shadow of His Famous Teacher

La Gazette Drouot
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A show in the Northern Italian town of Bergamo sheds light on Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s most mysterious follower. The first retrospective of works by the master’s model, student and lover, this exhibition shows how crucial he was in his circle. Cecco del Caravaggio, Fabbricante di strumenti musicali, c. 1615-1616, oil on canvas, London, Apsley House, Wellington Museum.© Historic England Archive For a long time, Cecco del Caravaggio’s beaming, boyish face was more famous than his name. He appears in at least six of Caravaggio’s paintings, smiling mischievously in Youth with a Ram, looking pleadingly into his father’s eyes in The Sacrifice of Isaac,

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