Infant RedeemerNeapolitan school, second half of the 17th centuryoil painting on canvasChrist Child is represented as the Salvator Mundi, seated in the clouds in the splendor of golden light, his left hand rests on the Orbe Terrarum. The Child looks directly at the observer and raises his right hand as a sign of blessing. On both sides of Christ, two cherubs hold up the symbols of his Passion, the Crown of Thorns and the nails of the Cross. The subject of Christ the Child as Redeemer was widespread in Neapolitan painting of the late seventeenth century, as for example in the works of Mattia Preti and Luca Giordano, just as the work in question can also be attributed to the same school.
Conservation status: good, tucked away, the observation with ultraviolet rays reveals color retouches distributed almost everywhere, in a frame
74 x 6 1 cm
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