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The Massacre of the Innocents - Giacinto Gimignani (1606 - 1681)
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Period :
17th century
Provenance :
Private Collection, Rome
Medium :
Oil on canvas
Dimensions :
l. 36.61 inch X H. 28.74 inch
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The Massacre of the Innocents - Giacinto Gimignani (1606 - 1681)

Giacinto Gimignani (Pistoia, 1606 - Rome, 1681)
The Massacre of the Innocents

first half of the seventeenth century
oil on canvas
cm. 83 x 61
framed 93 X 73

The work proposed concerns Giacinto Gimignani (Pistoia, 1606 - Rome, 1681) and staged an episode of the Gospel of Matthew, the Massacre of the Innocents.

The classic style setting, the remarkable pictorial quality and the range of brilliant colors that you appreciate in painting, the characters are common to the production of this painter, working for most of his career in Rome.

After a short period of adhesion to the painting of Pietro da Cortona, it is taken a more classical style, which is in phase with the painting practiced in Rome by Nicolas Poussin. It is these two names, with which Gimigni had close collaborative relationships, which affect his style throughout his career.

The intense colors and vigorous contrasts of light, which are based on a dominant brown with luminous inserts in red, yellow and blue lapis, suggest a dating to 1635-1645 when the closer relationship with the environment painters French classicists.

The present composition can be correlated with a canvas of the same subject, presented in 1993 on the antique market in Switzerland (source: Fototeca Zeri Foundation, see link).

The two works have strong stylistic affinities, including the sculptural form of the body and the masterful use of technical draping for the clothes of the characters.

CONSERVATION
The painting is in excellent condition and has an old reintoilage. The work is accompanied by the original frame of the seventeenth, in excellent condition.

The works sold are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity and iconographic description.

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17th Century Oil Painting Louis XIV