Oil on canvas. 51cm by 37.5cm.
Provenance: 5th Earl Purchase; Literature: Brigstocke & Somerville, 1995-6, p. 36, fig. 8;
The artist was born in Capodistria, then part of the Republic of Venice, in 1656 and died in Rome in 1746. He was a pupil of Antonio Zanchi in Venice, before moving to Rome where he was influenced by Carlo Maratta. His patron Cardinal Chigi brought him to the attention of Pope Clement XI, from whom he received notable commissions.