16th Century Old Masters Nicolo Cercignani the Transfiguration after Raphael
A late 16th century oil on copper painting by Nicolò Cercignani, an Italian Old Masters artist of the late-Renaissance or Mannerist period, depicting the Raphaelesque transfiguration.
Nicolò Cercignani, sometimes called Niccolo Circignani, known as Pomarancio (Pomarance 1517 ca – 1597 Città della Pieve) was together with Ricciarelli one of the main protagonists of Mannerist painting developed in Tuscany in the 16th century.
This intense pathos work by Cercignani shows two biblical events. On top the transfiguration of Christ. At the bottom is the story of a young boy possessed by a demon. Cercignani characters are not so dramatic than those of the original painting by Raphael.
The religious work is set in a modern giltwood frame and comes from a Milanese private collection.
This Italian Old Masters painting is in good age related condition, the copper plate size is unusually large and is slightly wavy on the upper left side. UV Wood black light shows very minor painting retouched dots, compatible with the 16th century.
65 x 49,7 cm is the copper plate size only, unframed.
height: 73 (65) cm
width: 57.5 (49.7) cm
depth: 3 cm
Early 18th century oil on canvas painting with figures depicting a departure, within a modern giltwood frame.
Good age related condition, this antique Italian school painting comes from a private palazzo of Milan.
The figures are portrayed on a patio in a farewell, the two figures on the left in the foreground embrace, he is armed with a sword, while the female figure on the right carries a basket of precious and valuable pots; beyond the balustrade, other figures are moving crates, as if the young man were leaving.
In the background, vegetation and buildings. The painting is in good age related condition, it is an excellent first canvas painting, never lined and shows some restorations consistent with its history of 300 years. Canvas only measures without frame: Height 75 cm Width 99 cm.