|Franco-Flemish painter of the 17th Century|
THE YOUNG SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST
CHRIST CHILD SLEEPING IN LANDSCAPE
Pair of paintings in a mixed landscape technique on parchment, mounted on walnut wood.
Visual size: 26 x 33 cm each.
Framed behind glass.
Each with wide margins surrounded by a wreath of flowers with putti, the two pictures painted as counterparts. The baby St. John sitting on a rock with cross staff and inscribed Rotolus "Agnus Dei", next to it a lamb standing at the watering place. In the counterpart, the sleeping baby Jesus is shown on a white sheet, his head laid on a blue pillow. In the scenic background a castle tower in front of a blue hilly backdrop.
In extremely fine painting the numerous blossoms and leaves, between which numerous putti in different positions are tied up, dealing with the flowers and flower stems.
The figures show the later influences of Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) and the flowers of Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625).
In any case, the delicate colours show a clear proximity to the French taste of the painting of the time.
SAN GIOVANNINO E IL BAMBIN GESU'
Coppia di dipinti olio su pergamena,in una ricca cornice di putti e fiori policromi.
Francia, o Basse Fiandre, XVII secolo.
26 x 33 cm.
L'ENFANT JESUS ET SAINT JEAN
Gouaches sur parchemin
France, ou Flandres du sud, XVII siècle
26 x 33 cm.
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