ALBANI, Francesco
(b. 1578, Bologna, d. 1660, Bologna)

The Holy Family

c. 1610
Oil on copper, 37,5 x 28,5 cm
Private collection

The composition and figural types of this Holy Family or The Rest on the Flight into Egypt, especially the statuesque Madonna, owe much to Annibale Carracci, while the soft modeling and freshness of colour, emphasized by the luminosity of the copper support, is highly characteristic of Albani.