THE HOLY FAMILY WITH SAINT JOHN
"POLIDORO DA LANCIANO (ATTR.) 1515 Lancanio - 1565 Venice THE HOLY FAMILY WITH Saint John Oil on canvas (doubl.). 116 cm x 107 cm. Frame. In the foreground of the canvas of the biblical story of the rest on the flight of the Holy family. On the left Mary with the Christ child, which turns to the right, over to Joseph, the lamb of John the Baptist, which is added to the scene is shown. The presentation takes place in front of a quiet Italian hill landscape, in the distance a village, and farmers working in the field are identified. The upper-left corner of the image to fill two hovering Putti with a cross. They are used to on the upcoming Passion of the Christ to refer to. This intimate and symbolic staging is considered to be the work of the Italian painter Polidoro da Lanciano, and probably originated as a commissioned work for private devotion or for a contemporary collection. Authorship and period of composition in the first half of the 16th century. Century to be confirmed by the accompanying report of Renzo Leonardi, Universita' di Trento,. Leonardi presents, that the Holy family is one of the most popular Subjects of 1536 in Venice detectable Polidoro da Lanciano is that, in many of his Works, such as in our painting, comparable work is in the collection of the Louvre (Inv. 745), which is based on the same compositional scene structure as the offered canvas. The work in the Louvre was formerly attributed to Titian, the most famous representative of Venetian painting,. The write up of the Oeuvre of Titian's happened with many other Polidoros, was never student Titian's Work, but whose Work can have a large dependence to recognize this. Expertise: the Expertise of Renzo Leonardi, Universita' di Trento, with a copy attached."
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