"Virgin In Prayer, Circle Of Giovanni Battista Salvi, Called Sassoferrato (1609 - 1685)"Roman school late 17th - early 18th century
Circle Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Sassoferrato (Sassoferrato 1609 - Rome 1685)
VIRGIN IN PRAYER
Oil on canvas, 75 x 59 cm.
with fine gilded wooden frame 94 x 78 cm.
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This splendid Virgin in prayer ascribes to the pictorial manner of Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Sassoferrato: the subject draws inspiration from the most requested inventions of the great master from the Marche region, which his workshop resumed in conspicuous specimens, with countless variations relating to the inclination of the head , to the position of the hands or to the cut of the frame.
Our version approaches the Virgin, with her hands folded in half-length prayer, from the Pinacoteca Comunale di Cesena (see details). Particular importance is given to the luminous effects: one part of the face is irradiated by the light beam, while the other remains in the shade covered by the mantle that surrounds the head and shoulders.
Recognized among the most successful artists of the seventeenth century thanks to his extraordinary sense of harmony and colorism, Salvi with his painting met the taste of the public of that time fully reflecting the aesthetic canons; A pupil of Domenichino and refined interpreter of the Renaissance tradition, in particular Raffaello, Sassoferrato elaborates a style of extraordinary formal perfection, with a precise design and refined Marian images.
The critical and collectible fortune is evident from the countless handwritten and workshop replicas, but also, subsequently made, as in our case by a painter from the Roman area active between the two centuries.
The painting is in perfect conservation conditions: the pictorial surface is well preserved. Perfectly restored and re-edited. Complete with a fine antique frame in carved and gilded wood.
The painting, like all our objects, is sold with a certificate of photographic authenticity in accordance with the law (FIMA - CINOA)
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