(b. 1568, Siena, d. 1613, Siena)

Descent into Limbo

Oil on canvas, 69 x 55 cm
Private collection

The distinctive palette of soft hues of pink, yellow and purples is reminiscent of the colouring of Salimbeni's fellow citizen Domenico Beccafumi, whilst the enduring influence of Giuseppe Cesari can be detected in the figure types, notably that of Eve in the immediate left foreground of the scene.

The painting is signed lower left: OPVS VENTURA SALIM.