About this artwork

This painting was acquired in Italy by Andrew Wilson on behalf of the Royal Institution in 1830, as the work of Caravaggio. It is, in fact, a copy after an original painting by the Caravaggesque painter Orazio Borgianni, also in the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection.

Updated August 2022

  • artist:
  • title:
    Saint Christopher Carrying the Infant Christ
  • date created:
    About 1615 - 1700
  • After:
    Orazio BorgianniItalian (1574 - 1616)
  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • measurements:
    99.00 x 73.80 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased by the RI 1830; transferred 1859
  • accession number:
    NG 20
  • gallery:
  • depicted:
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