Giulio Cesare Procaccini (Copy by) - inv. 3512

Titolo: 
Holy Family and Two Angels
Numero di Inventario: 
3512
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Religious
Parole chiave soggetto: 
Holy Familiy
The Virgin and the Child
Saint Joseph
angels
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Copy by Giulio Cesare Procaccini
Specifiche attribuzione: 
copy after
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Lombardia
Lombardy
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1600
Datazione specifica: 
17th century, first half
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1975
Acquisizione: 
Marco Valsecchi
Tipo di acquisizione: 
donation
Collocazione riservata: 
Deposito primo piano
Tipo di collocazione: 
deposit
Collocazione: 
not on display

The painting takes up a successful composition by one of the leading artists in Milan in the early 17th century: Giulio Cesare Procaccini. He arrived from Bologna at the end of the 16th century, with his brother Camillo, as a sculptor, and began his painting career here. At the beginning of the 17th century, he realised a series of paintings which, together with the altar-pieces of Cerano and Morazzone, are significant in the artistic culture of the times of cardinal Federico Borromeo.

The Virgin affectionately caresses the Child and holds a piece of fruit in her hand, perhaps an apple, an allusion to the original sin that Christ will redeem with his blood. Behind her, two angels and Joseph fill the background, emerging from the darkness. The dark tones of the work are typical of Lombard painting during the early 17th century, as does the light on the central figure, characterised by rapid and painterly thick brushstrokes.

J.S.
 

 

 

AC/DC: 
DC