The Annunciation, Tuscany (Florence) late seventeenth century
late seventeenth century
oil on canvas
cm. 69 x 57
cm. 69 x 57
with frame cm. 86 x 74
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The work shows the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary, an evangelical episode of great and intimate depth, as well as particularly dear to private devotion, set here on the two figures portrayed in the foreground, the Archangel Gabriel in flight and at his side the Virgin on his knees .
The Archangel, depicted with the lilies symbolizing Mary's purity, is caught at the moment of the supreme proclamation, with his hand pointing to the Dove of the Holy Spirit, who radiates the Virgin with light. The slight gestures and the eyes that appear half closed help to convey to the observer the depth of meaning of this work.
The work, for the elegance of the design, is the work of a painter of Tuscan origin, especially from Florence, active in the late seventeenth or early eighteenth century. The iconographic scheme is drawn, in fact, from Florentine painting from the '400 /' 500, but with even earlier origins, then extended in the following centuries in the major Italian schools, from the Bolognese to the Roman one, from the Lombard one to the Venetian one.
A very particular and noteworthy detail is the bas-relief on the cylindrical plinth of the marble column, in the background compared to the angel, with a full-length Madonna and Child and three putti carved, an evocative image of what will be the fate of the Virgin in following the announcement. The contrast between the Ionic column, Greek and therefore pagan, with the Christian image par excellence is also particular.
The painting, in oil on canvas, is in excellent condition, perfectly restored.
Like all our objects, the work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and a descriptive card (FIMA - CINOA).
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