(b. 1585, Orta di Atella, d. 1656, Napoli)

Virgin and Child

Oil on canvas, 127 x 97 cm
Private collection

This painting was most probably commissioned by the connoisseur, patron and collector, Fürst Karl Eusebius von und zu Liechtenstein (1611-1684), and it formed part of the illustrious Liechtenstein collection. Strongly Raphaelesque in inspiration, the composition combines a sweetness of sentiment with a solidity of form.