The Virgin and Child, by Francesco Trevisani (1656-1746).

Oil on canvas, 84cm by 70cm.

Trevisani studied in Venice under Antonio Zanchi (1631-1722), before moving to Rome, where he lived for the rest of his life.

He was strongly influenced by the work of Carlo Maratta (1625-1713) and when Maratta died Trevisani succeeded him as the most famous and prolific artist in Rome.

His patron Cardinal Chigi brought him to the attention of Pope Clement XI, from whom he received notable commissions.


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