Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Manner of Francesco Albani
Manner of Francesco Albani

Christ and the Woman of Samaria

Details
Manner of Francesco Albani
Christ and the Woman of Samaria
oil on canvas
67 7/8 x 47¼ in. (172.4 x 120 cm.)

Lot Essay

It is likely that the present painting derives from Francesco Albani's, Christ and the Woman of Samaria (Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna). While there are noticeable differences between the two paintings, the common use of a vertical format and monumental figures is significant. This treatment of the subject is unusual in seventeenth-century Bolognese painting, which typically derives from Annibale Caracci's pastoral prototype (also Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna). Albani's painting is, therefore, the most likely source for this late imitator.

More from Old Master Paintings

View All
View All