About this artwork

Conceived as an intimate celestial vision, this painting would have been made for private devotional use. Its style, with a combination of short, textured brushstrokes and liquid, almost transparent glazes, is strongly influenced by the great sixteenth-century Parmesan artist, Parmigianino (to whom it was incorrectly attributed in the nineteenth century). Procaccini was one of the most prolific and successful Lombard artists of the early seventeenth century. This painting is recorded in the collection of King Charles I, and was almost certainly the first work by the artist to enter Britain.

  • title:
    The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John and Attendant Angels
  • accession number:
    NG 2647
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  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • date created:
    About 1610
  • measurements:
    original panel: 43.80 x 32.30 cm (with additions: 51.00 x 36.50 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased with support by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and with the assistance of the Art Fund 1995

Giulio Cesare Procaccini

Giulio Cesare Procaccini