CERUTI, Giacomo
(b. 1698, Milano, d. 1767, Milano)

Little Beggar Girl and Woman Spinning

Oil on canvas, 134 x 159 cm
Private collection

This painting belongs to the Padernello cycle (a series of about twelve paintings executed for the castle of Padernello). It represents two full-length, life-size figures, whose precise relationship is unclear. The sharp, crude realism of the figures is contrasted with the almost evanescent quality of the background, which is painted in a summary manner with swift, fluid brushstrokes.

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