(b. 1563, Pisa, d. 1639, London)

The Vision of St Francesca Romana

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.

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