CACCIA, Orsola Maddalena
(b. 1596, Moncalvo, d. 1676, Moncalvo)
Birth of the Virginc. 1635
Oil on canvas, 164 x 111 cm
Pinacoteca Malaspina, Pavia
This painting is Sister Orsola Maddalena Caccia's best-known work. The story of Mary's birth is depicted with a wealth of details. The figurative models and type of composition were taken from the repertoire of her father's studio.