Ideal landscape with Tobiolo and the Angel
Technique: oil painting on canvas
Dimensions: 97 x 134 cm
The author of the beautiful ideal landscape proposed here strongly recalls some works by Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi - Il Bolognese: the punctual resumption of some characteristic stylistic features of the Maestro therefore suggest an attribution to the aforementioned painter.
We should find ourselves around Grimaldi's production of the sixties of the seventeenth century, when Poussin had already implemented the grandiose representation of an ideal nature, of which we can the strong influence here, while remaining faithful to the Bolognese and Carracci training of his first years of apprenticeship at the Academy.
The painter, who had by now reached notoriety after the important Roman construction site of San Martino ai Monti, was engaged precisely in the seventies in important private commissions in which we recognize the same idyllic beauty and the search for formal balance that this painting is strongly permeated with.
The work, in excellent condition, has been relined. Framed