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The Tribute to Caesar
17th Century
Bartolomeo MANFREDI
The Tribute to Caesar
[Il Tributo di Cesare]
Oil on canvas
130 x 191 cm  [HxW]
Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze

Manfredi was known throughout Italy as Caravaggio’s closest follower. However he did more than copy the lighting and realism of Caravaggio. Here he has contrasted the obsequious body language of the tax collectors with the upright and direct stance of Jesus, whose figure is emphasised by the red garment.

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