FALCONE, Aniello
(b. 1607, Napoli, d. 1656, Napoli)

Cavalry Battle between Turks and Christians

c. 1650
Oil on canvas, 76 x 113 cm
Private collection

Falcone was a specialist in battle pieces (he painted at least forty pieces), but battle scenes only make up part of his corpus, which also comprised figural compositions, some with touches of harsh realism. His true originality in battle scenes lies in this balance between spirited ardour and suspended action.