Attributed To Francesco Mantovano Oil On Canvas Second Quarter 1600

Flowers Garland With Annunciation To The Shepherds

Code :  ARARPI0094654

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Attributed To Francesco Mantovano Oil On Canvas Second Quarter 1600

Flowers Garland With Annunciation To The Shepherds

Code :  ARARPI0094654

not available
Product Details

Flowers Garland With Annunciation To The Shepherds

Artist:  Francesco Caldei detto il Mantovano (1584-1674)

Work title:  Ghirlanda di Fiori con Annuncio ai Pastori

Time:  The SEVENTEENTH Century -1600

Subject:  Floral Composition

Artistic technique:  Pittura

Technical specification:  Oil on canvas

Oil on canvas. Refined quality and in excellent condition, the painting depicts a garland of colourful flowers that frames the Gospel scene of the Annunciation to the shepherds. The piece is accompanied by the expertise of Dr Gianluca Bocchi, who attributes it to the production of Francesco Caldei, known as the Mantovano from the name of his hometown. The Mantovano studied arts on Rome, where he stayed between 1613 and 1625, acquiring an education as a flower painter. His production consists, in fact, mainly of vases with flowers. He later moved to Venice, where he stayed until his death. The Mantovano imported the Roman pictorial canons into the city, in particular the taste for botanical representation, but also for the type of garland, that the Roman artists had drawn from the Flemish tradition. The production of garlands included a representation of figure scenes, with mythological or sacred subjects, often produced with figure painters, to whom the Mantovano did not disdain to resort. The scene of the Annunciation to the shepherds of this painting refers quite faithfully to the homonymous piece by Jacopo da Bassano (1515-1592), whose bucolic production was so successful that it was proposed again in numerous copies by his own sons and in many engravings circulating throughout Europe, who allowed other artists to draw inspiration from them, as the Mantovano probably did himself. It can therefore be concluded that the piece presented here is a painting by Francesco Mantovano realized in Venice around 1640-1650. The painting has been relined in antique. It is presented in a frame from the 18th century, adapted and gilded again. On the back, there are labels that document the passage of the piece on the French market of the 19th century.

Product Condition:
Very good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. It may have been restored by an expert. Any damage or loss is displayed as completely as possible in the pictures. Product with a Certificate of Authenticity and Lawful Origin.

frame Size (cm):
Height: 83
Width: 73
Depth: 6

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 65
Width: 55

Expertise issued by  Dr. Gianluca Bocchi

Additional Information

La pittura è l'arte che consiste nell'applicare dei pigmenti a un supporto come la carta, la tela, la seta, la ceramica, il legno, il vetro o un muro. Essendo i pigmenti essenzialmente solidi, è necessario utilizzare un legante, che li porti a uno stadio liquido, più fluido o più denso, e un collante, che permetta l'adesione duratura al supporto. Chi dipinge è detto pittore o pittrice. Il risultato è un'immagine che, a seconda delle intenzioni dell'autore, esprime la sua percezione del mondo o una libera associazione di forme o un qualsiasi altro significato, a seconda della sua creatività, del suo gusto estetico e di quello della società di cui fa parte.

Oil on canvas:
The oil painting is a painting technique using powder pigments mixed with bases in inert and oils.

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