Offered by Galerie FC Paris
Paintings and sculptures
Oil on canvas
Presented in a 17th century carved and gilded wood frame
Total dimensions : 68 x 87 cm. The frame : 47 x 65 cm
This very beautiful painting that we propose you was realized in the XVIIth century by the Roman painter Filippo Lauri.
In the middle of the Baroque movement, the artist is known for his mythological scenes, bacchanals and allegories.
Our painting is a beautiful example of his work, it is an allegory of spring, a garland of flowers is pulled by a small putto, and a dance begins to celebrate the end of winter.
*Filippo Lauri, Italian painter (Rome 1623 - id. 1694).
Son of the Antwerp painter Balthasar Lauwers, who came to Rome with Paul Bril, he was trained by his father and his brother Francesco, then by his brother-in-law Angelo Caroselli. Mostly marked in fact by the manner of P. F. Mola, he was "the born master of small formats" (H. Voss), with religious or mythological subjects (Apparition of a musical angel to St. Francis, Rome, G. N., Gal. Corsini), finding a clientele among Roman high society (Colonna, Chigi, Pamphili, Pallavicini) and exporting, according to Pascoli, a large number of his works to France, England and Spain. Faithful to a Flemish meticulousness, he brought to life with his figures some of Claude Lorrain's views and decorated several Roman palaces with his landscapes (Quirinal Gallery, 1656-57; villa of the Duke of Parma, near the Porta di S. Pancrazio; ceiling in the Borghese Palace). He rarely executed large-scale works (Madonna and Saint, Rome, G. N., Gal. Corsini). He was one of the picturesque figures of 17th century Rome, avid for worldly life, well-versed in mind games and an assiduous member of the Academy of Saint Luke (from 1654).
Very good condition.