"Mystic Marriage, Emilian School Early Seventeenth Century - Ludovico Cardi (1559 - 1613)"Ludovico Cardi, called 'Il Cigoli' (Cigoli 1559 - Rome 1613), attributed to
Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine of Alexandria in the presence of San Sebastián
(by Antonio ALLEGRI, called CORREGGIO)
early seventeenth century (1609-1613)
cm . 103 x 97,
framed cm. 130 x 125
Provenance: Private collection Perugia
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The proposed painting is from the homonymous work of Antonio Allegri (Correggio 1489 circa 1534) kept in the museum of Louvre in Paris. Painted in 1527 for the doctor Francesco Grillenzoni of Modena, the canvas has enjoyed exceptional success and fame since the sixteenth century. For this reason, the work has fascinated many artists, who wanted to pay tribute, often to meet the demands of the most famous art collectors of the time, who wanted to own their own copy. Among the most famous names: Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Annibal Carracci, and Ludovico Cardi, called "Cigoli", he replied that the different versions, the most famous is now preserved in the Museo Civico di Pistoia (see photos in detail ). A scrupulous stylistic and comparative analysis of our painting, (datable at the beginning of the 17th century), confirmed the attribution to Ludovico Cigoli. This attribution can be confirmed by the remarkable results with the last phase of his pictorial career, coinciding with his transfer to Rome, where he remained until his death. COMPOSITION: The work follows a carefully studied plan of great refinement: the pivot of the painting is represented by the three hands of the Virgin, the Child and the very young Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The scene represents the moment when the Child Jesus marries Saint Catherine with a ring, a symbol of the Faith. All eyes converge on this narrative and emotional pivot, including that of San Sebastian, recognizable by the arrows in his hand and alluding to his martyrdom. In the background on the right, we can see the scene of the saint's martyrdom. Santa Caterina wears an elegant silk brocade coat from which emerges the handle of a preciously decorated sword.
STATE: The canvas, in excellent condition, is accompanied by an original frame, lacquered black with golden racemes.
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