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Attributed to Gaspare Diziani (1689–1767),
‘A Reclining Satyr.’

Oil on canvas, 54.5cm by 68.5cm. In a carved and giltwood frame.

Diziani’s early training was in his native Belluno, but he was mainly active in Venice, where he was prolific. He painted church frescoes and also worked as a scenery painter for the theatre and the opera in Venice and later in both Munich and Dresden. He was invited to Rome by Cardinal Ottoboni in 1726 to paint  a fresco for the Church of San Lorenzo in Damaso, a work now known only through a later engraving.


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