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The Virgin and Child in a Landscape, Orazio Gentileschi (1563-1639).

Oil on copper, 27.8cm by 20.6cm.

This exquisite painting was a gift from Pope Clement XIV to the 9th Earl of Exeter during his Grand Tour of 1768. It is likely to have been executed in Genoa, circa 1620, and in design, reflects the influence of Raphael. It demonstrates Gentileschi’s meticulous technique and genius at achieving monumentality on a small scale.

 

REFERENCE: PIC 221

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