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

The Madonna

Oil on canvas, 50 x 38 cm
Private collection

The large number of autograph and studio replicas of Sassoferrato's compositions attest to the popularity they enjoyed within the artist's own lifetime. The present composition, showing the Madonna in the midst of quiet prayer, was certainly one of Sassoferrato's most celebrated and was utilized by the artist throughout his career.

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