"Madonna And Child Early 17th Century, By Anton Van Dyck (antwerp 1599 - London 1641)"Ancient painting depicting a superb MADONNA WITH CHILD
Work of a talented painter of the early '600, inspired by the iconographic prototype developed by Anton van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641)
Oil painting on canvas
Canvas measures, 93 x 70 cm.
framed, 108 x 85 cm.
Italian painter of the early seventeenth century,
Provenance: private collection, Milan (as an Emilian school by Guido Reni)
Détails photographiques completshttps://www.antichitacastelbarco.it/it/prodotto/madonna-con-bambino-dei-primi-del-seicento
This superb 'Virgin with Infant' is characterized by a high-impact stationary system and shaped by a perfectly studied play of lights and shadows, which emphasizes its superb figure.
The canvas, coming from a private Milanese collection with a generic reference to the Emilian school of Reni, would indeed approach the series of Madonnas with Child made by the young Antonio Van Dyck during his stay in Italy (1621-1627). In detail some of these versions, for comparison.
Among its sources of Italian inspiration, Guido Reni's Emilian classicism should be mentioned first of all: in his prototypes, Van Dyck turns Mary's gaze towards the sky, in an attitude that is influenced by the ways of representing Mater Dolorosa and in the Compianti disclosed by Kidneys. His works were certainly a great inspiration for the master of Antwerp, whose technical talent he admired, in addition to the creative flair of the subjects.
The ecstatic contemplation of the Virgin as an act of obedience by the divine will is contrasted by the fixed and serene gaze of the Child who, diverting his gaze from that of the Mother seems unaware of the destiny reserved for him.
The high-quality level of the composition is evident, which stands out for the perfect fusion of elegance and descriptive force; the stylistic and compositional characteristics are faithful to his pictorial dictates, but with an absolutely personal style, without slavishly replicating the best-known models.
The author of our painting gave the Madonna and Child, standing, a markedly sculptural character, citing the Italian Renaissance, as a source of inspiration, as a source of inspiration, with clear references to Bellini's figures.
Particular importance is given to the fineness of the brush stroke, in the bright chromatic play, in the sumptuousness of the drapery, expertly defined by the light. The two bodies are immersed in an intense, metaphysical light that illuminates the alabaster skin and the folds of the drapery, enhanced thanks to the dark monochrome background.
The painting is in good conservative condition.
The painting, like all our objects, is sold with a certificate of photographic authenticity in accordance with the law (FIMA - CINOA)
For more information please contact us: we are at your disposal for any information.