Paolo Farinati - inv. 1544

Titolo: 
The Virgin and the Child
Numero di Inventario: 
1544
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Religious
Parole chiave soggetto: 
The Virgin and the Child
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Paolo Farinati (1524-1606)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Verona
Veneto
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1575
Datazione specifica: 
1590 c.
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1895
Tipo di acquisizione: 
acquisition
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Palma Room

The painting was bought in 1895 by Giuseppe Bertini, the first director of the Museum, as a work by an anonimous Veronese artist. Later studies have confirmed the attribution to the late activity of Paolo Farinati, painter and architect who had a very successful workshop in Verona, and was a friend of Paolo Veronese.

The Virgin holds with tender confidence a dynamic baby Jesus, who gently strokes her face and plays with her veil. The unusual foreshortening of the Child pose comes from some works by Veronese painted in the 1580s.

There are two copies of this canvas, now in Civic museums in Padua and Treviso, both attributed to a collaborator of Farinati, Bernardino India.

M.S.

AC/DC: 
DC