"The Annunciation, 17th Century Roman Painter (carlo Maratta's Entourage)"The annunciation
Roman painter of the 17th century
Entourage of Carlo Maratta (1625 - 1713)
oil on canvas, cm. 56 x 76 cm, framed. 70 x 90
Definitely worthy of a more detailed study, we propose this Annunciation, to be attributed to a talented painter of Roman origin around Carlo Maratta (Ancona 1625 - Rome 1713) , and active in the last quarter of the seventeenth century. The work presents a rather consolidated iconographic and stylistic scheme, the Archangel Gabriel making the supreme announcement of the virgin Virgin; he holds in one hand the white lilies, symbol of purity and chastity, while on the other he indicates the dove radiated with light, emblem of the Holy Spirit, surrounded by a flock of floating cherubim. Finally, it is also interesting to note the overview of the landscape that we see beyond the window, outside the domestic environment where the announcement takes place. The composition is truly masterful, adorned with details of great symbolic value, such as the lectern with the sacred texts and the basket containing white canvases; The floral composition resting on the ground, assembled in a precious vase and executed with extreme skill, is also remarkable. a triumph of flowers and colors, evoking the natural jewels of Creation and the creative power of the Father, whose variety and richness symbolically evoke the infinite virtues of Mary. Looking at the stylistic characteristics, the definition of the details and the very structure of the canvas, we are oriented to confirm the paternity of a 17th century Roman painter; In terms of composition, it should be made a first comparison with the famous Annunciation of Guido Reni (Royal Palace of Quirinale, Rome, circa 1610), which later became a reference model for this type of image devotion in the sixteenth century. In particular, the painting presents stylistic and qualitative characteristics similar to the works of religious devotion of Carlo Maratta (Ancona 1625 - Rome 1713), and in particular to the series of Annonciations that his workshop made in Rome in the sixties of the seventeenth century. century (see details).
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Paint with photographic certificate of authenticity according to the law (FIMA - CINOA)