"Saint John The Baptist In The Desert With The Lamb Of God""Saint John the Baptist in the Désert with the Lamb of God" Canvas measures 38 x 48 old frame 54 x 64 This beautiful painting represents a young Saint John the Baptist holding the stick with the title block sitting next to the inevitable Lamb , a scene enriched by a background with a particularly lively natural opening. It is of obvious beauty which combines the remarkable pictorial finesse with a perfect scenic construction in order to provoke a feeling of total satisfaction in the spectator. In fact, you can see all the characteristics of an author with extraordinary expressive abilities that emerge in this little gem. The chiaroscuro effect, the nuances, the lively colors and the chromatic combinations, but also the depth and the movement, contribute to the stylistic perfection of the painting. The comparison with the minor works of Pier Francesco Mola is easy to read and we agree with this historical attribution. Pier Francesco Mola, known as Ticinese for its origins, operated mainly in Rome, where his paintings were appreciated both for portraiture and for creating landscapes. Influenced by the French Poussin and Lorrain, he was among the first to include nature and the landscape in his chiaroscuro compositions and nuances accentuated by a very warm chromatic temperature. This lively coloring, drawn from the French masters, was very successful with constant requests from the Clergy and the Nobility of the time, but was appreciated especially by the rich visitors of Rome who bought his small works directly in Piazza Navona where they were exposed. In Piazza Navona, a large group of artists gathered, offering their paintings to wealthy English and French aristocrats visiting the "Eternal City". Very good storage condition with old lining. Certificate of authenticity FIMA CINOA Tracked and insured shipping with packaging in wooden case.