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Madonna and Child in Glory Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna and Child in Glory

Madonna and Child Print by Sassoferrato

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Saint Catherine of Siena receiving the Crown of Thorns from the Christ Child Print by Sassoferrato

Saint Catherine of Siena receiving the Crown of Thorns from the Christ Child

The Virgin and Child Embracing Print by Sassoferrato

The Virgin and Child Embracing

Madonna at Prayer Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna at Prayer

Madonna at Prayer Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna at Prayer

Apollo Print by Sassoferrato

Apollo

The Virgin in Prayer Print by Sassoferrato

The Virgin in Prayer

An Angel holding a Guitar Print by Sassoferrato

An Angel holding a Guitar

Madonna and Child Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna and Child

Madonna And Child 2 Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna And Child 2

The Madonna At Prayer Print by Sassoferrato

The Madonna At Prayer

Madonna at Prayer Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna at Prayer

Madonna at Prayer Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna at Prayer

The Virgin of the Rose Print by Sassoferrato

The Virgin of the Rose

The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine Print by Sassoferrato

The Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine

Madonna with the Infant Christ Child holding a Goldfinch on a String Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna with the Infant Christ Child holding a Goldfinch on a String

Santa Cecilia Print by Sassoferrato

Santa Cecilia

Madonna of the Carnation Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna of the Carnation

Madonna and Child Print by Sassoferrato

Madonna and Child

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Holy Family

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Holy Family with the Infant St John the Baptist and St Elizabeth

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Madonna and Child

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Madonna at Prayer

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Madonna with the Christ Child

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The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine

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Portrait of Monsignor Ottaviano Prati

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The Sleep of the Infant Jesus

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The Sleep of the Infant Jesus

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Madonna in Prayer

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Madonna in Prayer

Workshop of Sassoferrato

Madonna and Child Print by Workshop of Sassoferrato

Madonna and Child

Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato (August 25, 1609 – August 8, 1685), also known as Giovanni Battista Salvi, was an Italian Baroque painter. He is often referred to only by the town of his birthplace (Sassoferrato), as was customary in his time, and for example seen with da Vinci and Caravaggio.

Biography

The details of Giovanni Battista Salvi's biography are very sparse. He was born in the small town of Sassoferrato in the Marche region of central Italy, half-way between Rome and Florence, east of Apennines.

Sassoferrato was apprenticed under his father, the painter Tarquinio Salvi; fragments of Tarquinio's work are still visible in the church of Saint Francis in Sassoferrato. The rest of Giovanni's training is undocumented but it is thought that he worked under the Bolognese Domenichino, a main apprentice of Annibale Carracci (c. 1580). Two other Carracci trainees Francesco Albani and Guido Reni also influenced Sassoferrato. In Francis Russell's view, Reni was as much Sassoferrato's mentor as Domenichino was his master.[1] His paintings also show the influence of Albrecht Dürer, Guercino, and above all Raphael. He appears to also have been influenced by Pierre Mignard, whom he may have met in Rome in the 1630s.

Few public commissions by Sassoferrato exist, and, like Carlo Dolci he seems to have concentrated on producing multiple copies of various styles of devotional image for private patrons, a demand fuelled by the Counter-Reformation of the Catholic Church. Apart from his many smaller works, his paintings include some at the Benedictine convent of San Pietro in Perugia (1630) and the imposing altarpiece in Santa Sabina, Rome, portraying La Madonna del Rosario (1643).[2] In 1683 Cardinal Chigi presented Sassoferrato’s self-portrait to Cosimo III de' Medici.[3]

Sassoferrato died in 1685. His will is dated June 29 of the same year.
Works

Sassoferrato's work was held in high regard through to the mid-19th century. His paintings were sometimes believed to be contemporary with the School of Raphael. However, by the late 19th century, reaction against sweet devotional art work was reinforced in England by the critical commentary of John Ruskin.

The late 20th century saw a revival of interest in Italian Baroque archaizing painting with Guido Reni leading the way in generating a surge of auction interest also in Sassoferrato.

There are over three hundred works by Sassoferrato in public collections in 2006 throughout the world including almost all of his extant drawings in the British Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.


Notes

Page 699 in Russell, F.(1977). Sassoferrato and his Sources: a Study of Seicento Allegiance. The Burlington Magazine, CXIX pp 694-700.
A replacement for a supposed work by Raphael.
Now in Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

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