Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini - The Holy Family
Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini
The Holy Family
Oil on canvas (relined). 69.5 x 54 cm.
Alongside Sebastiano Ricci and Jacopo Amigoni, Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini is one of the most important Venetian painters of the early 18th century, and was popular with aristocratic patrons in his home town and throughout mid and western Europe. Following his initial apprenticeship in the workshop of the Lombard painter Paolo Pagani and sojourns to Vienna and Moravia, he spent some time in Rome at age 20. Here, he was greatly influenced by Luca Giordano and Baciccia and developed his characteristic, light style of painting with its soft and airy pastel colours.
We would like to thank Professor Bernard Aikema for confirming the attribution to Pellegrini.
This attribution has been confirmed by Professor Bernard Aikema bestätigt.
Dorotheum, Vienna, June 1971. - Private ownership, South Germany.