(b. 1563, Pisa, d. 1639, London)
The Vision of St Francesca Romana1615-19
Oil on canvas
Galleria Nazionale delle Marche, Urbino
The Madonna and Child with St Francesca Romana and an Angel is also called Madonna di Casa Rosei.
Orazio Gentileschi possessed a very personal talent for creating a double effect in his altarpieces. On the one hand, he captured the silent nobility and courtliness of a solemn scene. On the other, he evoked deep and humble feelings of great inner delicacy.