London, South Kensington
18 December 1998
Circle of Giovanni Battista Salvi, il Sassoferrato (1609-1685)
The Virgin at prayer
oil on canvas, in a painted oval
36.5/8 x 28¾ in. (93 x 73 cm.)
Leticia Bonnaparte, Madam Mere, at whose auction acquired by Lord Shrewsbury, by whom given to J. H. Talbot M.P., 1848 (according to a plaque attached to the picture).
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The composition relates to the the Immaculate Conception painted by Sassoferrato for the church of San Pietro, Perugia, now in the Louvre, Paris.
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