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Giovanni Venanzi (Pesaro, 1627-1705), Marriage Of The Virgin
17th century Italy
Offered by Romano Ischia Antiques
Giovanni Battista Venanzi, said from Pesaro
Marriage of the Virgin
Oil painting on canvas
Measurements (cm): canvas 135 x 180
Frame 145 x 190
The great proposal canvas depicts one of the most common iconographic subjects in the Christian tradition; The marriage of Mary and Joseph takes place in the foreground, with the center of the high priest who, holding the hands of both, officiates the function. As traditional iconography, from the side of Mary, is a group of women, that of Joseph of men with dry stick in his hand. A character, present in all versions, breaks with the leg rush that, since flourished, determined the choice of spouse.
If we focus on the stylistic peculiarities, the work, masterfully executed by the hand of an artist active in the late seventeenth century, reflects a figurative culture of Central Italy classicist matrix.
The work is the work of master Giovanni Battista Venanzi (Pesaro, 1627-1705), born in the Marche and also known as the Pesaro; was a pupil of Guido Reni evoked, Simone Cantarini and one of the leading students of Guercino, Benedetto Gennari.
For confirmation of this work had been attributed it invites comparison with the test cloth with other paintings of Venanzi, for example:
- The SS. Nicholas and Barbara with the Annunciation (Collection: Bishop-Parma),
- The St. Anthony holding the Infant Jesus in her arms (Parma, the church of Santa Cristina)
- Washing of the Feet and the Magdalene at Jesus' feet (Pesaro, the Civic Museums).
Of great interest, finally, the look on the antiquarian market. In particular, the perfect companion piece of our work, on sale at the house of Viennese auction 'Dorotheum' in June of 2013 (see attached details). The canvas proposed by Dorotheum, also in poor condition, depicts a mystic and saint Catherine, although marriage by changing the subject from our painting, it slavishly repeats the compositional style and meticulous painting, even with the same dimensions and the same golden frame.
The painting is in excellent condition, with beautiful antique frame, and very rare appearance, regarding the time, is at the canvas, applied on the original chassis.
The painting, like all our object is sold with photo certificate of authenticity by law.
|Height||135.00 cm||(53.15 inches)|
|Width||180.00 cm||(70.87 inches)|
|External Height||145.00 cm||(57.09 inches)|
|External Width||190.00 cm||(74.80 inches)|