Upcoming Auctions and Events

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Antonio Balestra (1666-1740)
Antonio Balestra (1666-1740)

The Madonna and Child with Saint Luigi Gonzaga and angels

Details
Antonio Balestra (1666-1740)
The Madonna and Child with Saint Luigi Gonzaga and angels
with inscription 'Anto Balestra'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey wash in an inscribed arch
290 x 174 mm.
Provenance
Conte di Bardi (L. 336).

Lot Essay

A study for Balestra's Saint Luigi Gonzaga in prayer before the Virgin painted for the high altar of the Sanctuary of San Luigi in Castiglione delle Stiviere, near Mantua, around 1734, L. Ghio and E. Baccheschi, Antonio Balestra, Bergamo, 1989, no. 15. A bozzetto for the picture from the Caprioli collection in Mantua was exhibited in Castiglione delle Stiviere, Mostra iconografica aloisiana, 1968.
;

More from Old Master Drawings

View All
View All