Maria Immaculata, Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi)
Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi)
Maria Immaculata
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Sassoferrato (Giovanni Battista Salvi)

Maria Immaculata, 1640 – 1660 ?


Dimensions
65.4 x 49 cm
Physical Description
Canvas
Inventory Number
1024
Acquisition
Acquired in 1866
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

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About the Work

Following restoration, Sassoferrato’s painting appears in a (likewise restored) seventeenth-century Italian frame and, once again, all its chromatic splendour. Previously thought to be a copy, the work has now proven to be among the best of the several surviving versions of the motif. The image of a Virgin Mary gazing wistfully heavenwards is based on a pictorial invention by Guido Reni. Sassoferrato frequently adopted compositions by artists he emulated and modified them in myriad ways. This painting is an isolated and abbreviated version of a full-length figure of the “Maria Immaculata” – the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception.

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Maria Immaculata
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Canvas
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
CC BY-SA 4.0 Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Acquisition
Acquired in 1866

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown

Iconclass

Primary
  • 11F2 Mary (without the Christ-child)
  • 31AA246(+4) head slanting to the right - AA - female human figure (+ three-quarter view)
  • 31B6211 looking upwards
Secondary

Research and Discussion

Conservation and Restoration

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Last update

15.02.2021