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The success of this painting is confirmed by its numerous existant copies. This altarpiece exemplifies Giordano’s compositional skills. Built on parallel planes, the scene is crowded and articulated, and each character defined with psychological insight. The picture’s accentuated chiaroscuro draws from the Neapolitan model of Caravaggesque painter Jusepe de Ribera, while the dynamic and vibrant brushwork resonates with late-Titianesque echoes. Titian’s art had in fact deeply impressed Giordano during his Venetian sojourn.