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The Communion of the Apostles

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Giordano was known for the speed with which he executed large-scale paintings. Giordano's strength in conveying dramatic action is displayed here, as Christ is shown sharing the Passover meal with his twelve disciples. Distributing the bread and wine, he asks them to remember him by reenacting...

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Before 1848, in Bohemia, Czechoslovakia. Anonymous collection (baron). By 1882, with Mrs. Louis Thies, Cambridge, MA, USA; 1882, Gift of Thies, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Accession date: April 19, 1882)

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Gift of Mrs. Louis Thies


188 x 305.1 cm (74 x 120 1/8 in.)

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Oil on canvas