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Lot 0022
  • Attrib. to Francesco Solimena 1657-1747
  • Monks/Angels/Fresco
  • gray pen and wash
  • 15x12
  • Italian 17th cent drawing of a scene with angels and saints in the clouds attributed to Francesco Solimena. The drawing, executed in pen, ink and grey wash on laid paper, shows a study for a ceiling decoration. This drawing, for sure, was a preparatory study for a fresco, meant to be painted in an upper part of a church dome. Attributed to Solimena. Painter and head of the Neapolitan School during first held 1700s. He modeled his paintings on the Baroque style of his predecessor Luca Giordano, modified by the classical tendencies of Pietro de Cortona. Flickering pattering of light and shade, clarity of line, and theatricality are characteristic of his art. He lived most of his life in Naples but was celebrated as a famous European painter. Verso: notes in German. Provenance. French market in the Sarthe Region. Collectors mark verso bottom left. Lugt 3769-Eugene Susini. Laid period paper.

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  • Condition

    good. Tape marks and small tear on side. Doesnt distract from imagine.traces of glueing/folding

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    Francesco Solimena, Attrib. Monks Angels Fresco

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