Antique painting, XVII century, oil on wooden panel, depicting St. Onofrio.
This painting depicts St. Onofrio, captured with great intensity and extreme realism. The Saint, who chose to live as a hermit in the desert, is painted with a stick in his hand and looking up in prayer. His grey hair and beard and emaciated torso reflect his life of struggle and deprivation. On the left side of the painting, a skull emerges from the darkness, a typical symbol of the hermit.
The work follows quite faithfully the St. Onofrio painted around 1630 by Jusepe de Ribera and auctioned by Dorotheum, on April 25, 2017, lot 72.
The excellent quality and the easy and loose drawing of this work seem to direct the search for the author towards an artist who knew the works of the master well. The analysis of the cracks also suggests a dating compatible with the period of the artist's activity. We therefore consider the Neapolitan origin of the author plausible, directing the research to the scope of the artists influenced by Ribera, probably formed in the workshop of the artist of Spanish origin.
In fairly good overall condition, considering the age of the painting, a few scattered restorations and some peeling of the surface, mainly on the background. There are no conservation problems, the panel is in good condition, only with a vertical repair and a slight bending of the panel itself. The panel was also secured on a wooden stretcher for increased stability, in an intervention probably dating around the second half of the nineteenth century.
With a beautiful and recent frame, golden and decorated with leaves pattern.
Panel size: 63.5 x 50 cm Frame size: 77 x 63.5 cm.
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- Maestro Napoletano del 17° Secolo
- Titre de l'œuvre d'art
- XVII secolo d.C.
- Huile sur panneau
- Non signé(e)
- Dans l'ensemble en bon état avec des traces d'ancienneté et d'usure
- Vente avec cadre
- Taille de l’image
- 63.5×50 cm
- Dimensions totales
- 77×63.5×5 cm