Caravaggio, Calling of St. Matthew

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, Calling of St. Matthew, oil on canvas, c. 1599-1600 (Contarelli Chapel, San Luigi dei Francesi, Rome)

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Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi) (1571–1610) and His Followers, on the Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History by The Met

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Cite this page as: Dr. Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Caravaggio, Calling of St. Matthew," in Smarthistory, November 18, 2015, accessed June 10, 2023,