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Our Saviour Blessing the Bread and Wine, Carlo Dolci (1616-1687).

Oil on canvas, 84cm by 68.5cm.

Carlo Dolci was one of the 5th Earl of Exeter’s favourite artists and this painting was probably purchased by the Earl in Florence on his third Grand Tour of Italy in 1683-4. Dolci was greatly admired for his meticulous technique and the intense religiosity of his work and this was long regarded as the finest painting in the Collection; its importance reflected in the highly elaborate 18th Century carved giltwood frame chosen for it. It is listed in a 1690 addendum to the 1688 Inventory: “1 picture of a Christs Consecrating the Bread and Wine no frame….by Carlo Dulci”.

 

REFERENCE: PIC265

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