(b. 1601, Firenze, d. 1661, Innsbruck)

Christ Supported by Two Angels

Oil on canvas, 132 x 105 cm
Private collection

After his initial training at the workshops of Rosselli and Bilivert, Cecco was seeking his own original path, which included travel to study in the north, reflections on Venetian culture, and participation in the freer examples of painting by his contemporary, Francesco Furini. His research is hesitant in its effusive style, with paintings built around brush strokes in strident colour, in contrasting transparencies and more consistent uses of texture, with flashes of light and back light effects.

This picture, dated to the 1650s, was certainly painted for a private chapel.

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