(b. 1609, Sassoferrato, d. 1685, Roma)

The Sleep of the Infant Jesus

Oil on canvas, 74 x 59 cm
Private collection

Sassoferrato painted this composition in numerous variations, with and without the inclusion of the heads of putti in the background, and some of which are in oval or horizontal format. The design originated with Guido Reni, although his composition is known only through contemporary engravings.

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