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PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Sassoferrato
THE MADONNA IN PRAYER
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
173

PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Sassoferrato
THE MADONNA IN PRAYER
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Giovanni Battista Salvi, called Sassoferrato
SASSOFERRATO 1609 - 1685 ROME
THE MADONNA IN PRAYER

Catalogue Note

The composition of the Madonna in Prayer is one of Sassoferrato's most celebrated and was repeated by him in numerous variations that differ primarily in the Madonna's drapery and headdress. The Counter Reformation's increased emphasis on veneration of the Virgin and the huge upsurge in literature and art surrounding the Marian cult meant Sassoferrato's intense and moving depictions of the Madonna were much in demand.

Of this particular variant, six versions are known, of which the present work can be considered the finest due to its superior dimensions and framing of the Madonna within the composition to include more of her bust and her arms. 

We are grateful to Professor François Macé de Lepinay for endorsing the attribution to Sassoferrato on the basis of photographs.

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