ANTON MARIA PIOLA
(Genoa 1654 - 1715)
MADONNA AND CHILD WITH ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST (ALLEGORY OF CHARITY)
oil on canvas
43 by 39¾ in.; 109.2 by 101 cm.
D. Sanguineti, Domenico Piola e i pittori della sua "casa," Soncino 2004, vol. I, pp. 109, 161, reproduced fig. 56 (as Anton Maria Piola).
The son of Domenico Piola, Anton Maria trained in the large family workshop known as Casa Piola alongside his brothers. Sanguineti situates the present lot in a group of intimate devotional compositions with similar themes, including the Allegory of charity in the Pinacoteca Brera, Milan, and dates it to the 1690s.