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The Holy Family Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)

The Holy Family

Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)

  • TITLE

    : The Holy Family
  • AUTHOR

    : Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
  • DATE

    : c. 1640 - 1650
  • TYPE

    : Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    : Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    : 134 × 97 cm
  • SUBJECT

    : Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    : 17th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    : 16

Formerly attributed to the more famous Carlo Francesco Nuvolone, this painting is now acknowledged as the work of his brother Giuseppe. It was donated to the church of San Sepolcro by Cardinal Alfonso Litta, Archbishop of Milan from 1652 to 1679, before entering the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. The Madonna, with the Child in her lap, stands out in the foreground, partly through the use of brilliant colours, while the ageing Saint Joseph, in softer tones, pensively contemplates the scene from behind.

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  • TITLE

    The Holy Family
  • AUTHOR

    Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1608-1662)
  • DATE

    c. 1640 - 1650
  • TYPE

    Painting
  • TECNIQUE

    Oil on canvas
  • DIMENSIONS

    134 × 97 cm
  • SUBJECT

    Sacred art
  • SCUOLA PITTORICA

    17th century Lombard painting
  • ROOM

    16

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