Florentine school from the beginning of the 18th century - attributable to Bartolomeo Mancini (Florence c. 1630 - Rome 1715)
Oil on canvas, 51 x 45
Box 63 x 57
Details of the work: https://www.antichitacastelbarco.it/it/prodotto/mater-dolorosa-scuola-fiorentina-mancini
The painting we are presenting to you represents a particular iconography of the Virgin, called Mater Dolorosa, absorbed in the suffering of the loss of her Son, who in our case was immortalized in profile.
Although the features are clearly marked by pain, being able to even perceive the tears which flow down her cheek, the work is characterized by an incredible softness and a formal elegance. The noble beauty of the Virgin and her expressive power, here enhanced by an extreme skill of representation, immediately lead us to detect the echoes of the devotional painting of the Florentine Carlo Dolci.
Among the protagonists of 17th-century painting in Florence, Dolci's style was, and still is, highly regarded for the masterful definition of the figures, often gathered in ecstatic poses and almost shrouded in enveloping moonlight, which gives the figures he created. a unique texture, making them look like porcelain.
The elegant mastery of light and the use of a finely spread coloristic material are the particular characteristics of the painter who, in addition to drawing the figures, emphasizes the features that seem to emerge from the dark monochrome background.
Thanks to the creation of extraordinary works, executed with impeccable diligence and with a descriptive rigor that one could say "hyperrealist", Dolci was much appreciated by the most illustrious members of the Medici House and the European nobility, leading its workshop to satisfy many very demanding customer requests.
We can place our canvas, which nevertheless denotes a particular finesse and executive quality, at the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries, probably made by an author very close to him. In our opinion, it is possible to detect the pictorial figures of the Florentine Bartolomeo Mancini, a painter whom many critics count as one of the few pupils of Dolci. An author extremely attentive to understanding the stimuli of the master (he took many works and reproduced them faithfully), however, he managed to have his own expressive identity.
The paint is in excellent condition, perfectly clean and relined.
Like all our objects, it is sold with a certificate of photographic authenticity in accordance with the law (FIMA)
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Mater Dolorosa, Florentine School Beginning Of The Eighteenth Century
Dimensions : 63 x 57 cm
Number of copies : 1
Delivery time : 1 week
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