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Caravaggio's Deposition from the Vatican

March 4 – April 29, 1984
West Building, Main Floor, Lobby A

Installation view of Caravaggio's Deposition from the Vatican, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: This was a special one-picture installation of the altarpiece created by Caravaggio for the Church of Santa Maria in Vallicella in Rome. The painting had been part of the recent touring exhibition of the Vatican collections.

Organization: The exhibition was coordinated by Sydney J. Freedberg.

Attendance: 88,678

Catalog: Caravaggio: The Deposition from the Vatican Collections, by Sheldon Grossman. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1984.

Italian, 1571 - 1610