FOLLOWER OF LUCA GIORDANO | THE NATIVITY OF MARY
Property of a Distinguished Spanish Private Collection
FOLLOWER OF LUCA GIORDANO
THE NATIVITY OF MARY
oil on canvas
unframed: 70.7 x 47.5 cm.; 27¾ x 18¾ in.
framed: 104 x 78 cm.; 41 x 30¾ in.
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The relining is stable. The paint surface is worn in some areas, with the canvas grain evident quite pronounced in the centre right and upper centre. There is a significant amount subsequent restorations to the dark pigments.
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The painting must be related to an original sketch by Luca Giordano for the painting in the Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli, Naples.1
1 O. Ferrari and G. Scavizzi, Luca Giordano, L'opera completa, Naples 1992, vol. 1, p. 328, cat. no. A488a, vol. 2, p. 727, reproduced fig. 615.