Attributed to Sebastiano Conca-1680-1764Christ Falls the First Time to Calvarypen/ink/gray wash7.75x5Sebastiano Conca trained in the Baroque manner, under Luca Girodano and Francesco Solimena after moving from Naples to Rome. His style incorporated the tempering influence of Carlo Maratti classicism, By second quarter of 1700s, he had become Rome's pre-eminent painter, obtaining numerous commissions for frescos and his altar pieces throughout Europe. Italian collectors and European visitors started purchasing his lyrical Rococo pieces. Conca established the Academia del Nudo. He was also director of Rome's Academia di San Luca. His works are in numerous galleries, churches throughout Europe. Drawing laid wove period paper. Provenance, La Maison d'Art , Rome.
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