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Artist:     Francesco Trevisani (1656-1746)
Title:     The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist
Item ID   1109
Price:     20000.00 €


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Museum quality old master painting "Holy family with St.John Baptist" due to quality , style and provenance attributed to famous italian painter of Rococo and late Baroque Francesco Trevisani (1656 Capodistria - 1746 Rome).   The painting was bought by last private owner in a  auction by  Sotheby´s New York about 8 years ago as work by Francesco Trevisani . Before auction of Sotheby´s the painting was a property of renowed art gallery "Abbey Art Galleries " in Pittsbourgh (see gallery label on the back side of stretcher).

Francesco Trevisani   was the son of Antonio Trevisani, an architect, by whom he was instructed in the first rudiments of design. He then studied in Venice under antonio Zanchi. He moved to Rome,  where he remained until his death, in 1678. His brother, Antonio Trevisani remained a prominent painter in Venice. In Rome,Francesco was supported by Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni. He was strongly influenced by Carlo Maratta, as it is manifest in his masterpiece, the frescoes in San Silvestro in Capite (1695-1696). In this commission, he worked alongside Giuseppe Chiari and Ludovico Gimignani. In Rome, he was favored with the patronage of Cardinal Chigi. Chigi employed him in several considerable works, and recommended him to the protection of Pope Clement XI , who not only commissioned him to paint one of the Prophets in San Giovani laterano , but engaged him to decorate the cupola of the cathedral in Urbino. There he represented, in fresco, allegories of the four Quarters of the World, in which he displayed much invention and ingenuity. He was employed by the Duke of Modena , in copying the works of Correggio, Parmigianino, and also painted in Brunswick, Madrid, Munich, Stockholm, and Vienna.

He also shows Maratta´s influence in the cartoons for baptismal chapel in St.Peter´s Basilica , in the oval with Prophet Baruch in St.Giovanni Laterano , and in the Death of St. Joseph in St.Ignazio. Trevisani painted scense from the Life of the Blessed Lucy of Narni in the church of Narni (1714-15).He became a member of the Academy of arcadia.  in 1712. Among his pupils were Francesco Civalli Perugino , Cav. Lodovico Mazzanti, and Giovanni Batista Bruglii. Trevisani died in Rome in 1746.

Technique: oil on canvas. Luxuriousy old wood  hand-crafted and gold-plated frame..

Inscription: unsigned

Measurements: unframed w 36 2/3" x h 39 1/3" (93 x 100 cm), framed w 41 1/3" x h 44 4/5" (105 x 114 cm)

Condition:  very good, old professional relining of canvas. 

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