The Putto asleep in vanity, workshop of Luigi Miradori known as, "The Genovesino" (1605-1656) The Putto asleep in vanity, oil on canvas from the Italian school of the 17th century attributable to the workshop of Luigi Miradori "said , The Genovesino ”. The painting depicts a putto sleeping soundly on a skull and having a rich red velvet cushion with golden tassels and mattress edges. The forehead of the putto rests on an hourglass and a white rag serves as a sheet. The putto's sleep is deep, almost deadly; in fact, he embodies the theme of “Vanitas”, or rather of the transience and fragility of human things, where early childhood and death meet in the rapid passage of time underlined by the hourglass. The painting is a work to be placed in the context of the painting of Luigi Miradori, known as Genovesino, a 17th century Italian artist, whose studies and exhibitions gradually reassess and place among the most important figures in painting of his time. Among Genovesino's most successful paintings there was precisely this theme of "Vanitas", which was also repeated several times by the same painter. Copies of the work, of various qualities, are in the Koelliker collection, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Arras, in that of Caen, at the Musée Lambinet in Versailles, at the Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Histoire Naturelle in Châteaudun, Civic art gallery. This oil has been the subject of a restoration of use and maintenance in the rules of the art such as cleaning and refreshing of old restorations, relining on the frame and then placed in a 17th century style frame. Dimensions: frame 69.8cm long by 59.8cm high - frame 47.8cm long by 37.5cm high.
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