Antique painting, oil on canvas, period dateable around the second half of the XVI century, depicting an evocative Saint Cecilia and two musician angels.
A work of beautiful quality, whose style and characteristics, together with the technical aspects of execution, lead to a plausible attribution to a Lombard artist, of Leonardo-inspired culture.
The seated figure in the middle of the composition recalls the "Lute Player" by Bartolomeo Veneto, of which two versions dated 1520 are known, respectively located in Brera and at the Stewart Gardner Gallery in Boston.
The halo brings the player closer to Santa Cecilia, so it should be a variant.
The two angels on the sides instead seem to draw inspiration from the musician angels painted as side panels of the Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci, now located at the National Gallery in London and attributed respectively to Francesco Napoletano and Ambrogio de Predis.
The work is not framed, there is only a gilded wood profile, about 1.5 cm thick, protecting the four sides.
In fairly good overall condition, considering the age of the painting, a few scattered restorations and some peeling of the surface, mainly on the background. There are no conservation issues and the original canvas is supported by an old re-lining that does not require restoration. It looks like the stretcher was replaced, probably when it was relined. Fine craquelure compatible with age.
Painting size: 121 x 89.5 cm
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- Pittore Lombardo del XVI Secolo
- Titlu operei de artă
- Santa Cecilia e due angeli musicisti
- XVI Secolo d.C.
- Ulei pe pânză
- Per total în stare destul de bună cu urme de învechire
- Dimensiunea imaginii
- 89.5×121 cm