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Strage degli innocenti

Bernardo Cavallino

There is so little documentary evidence for this Neapolitan painter, who painted only one known work, that the reconstruction of his career is based on attribution alone. This picture, once part of the Perrino collection in Naples, shows us how Cavallino set out from the Caravaggesque manner of Artemisia Gentileschi and Vouet in order to turn gradually towards a richer painterly style and a more jewel-like palette inspired by Rubens’ Herodias and the work of Sir Anthony van Dyck.

Download hi-res image TITLE Strage degli innocenti
AUTHOR Bernardo Cavallino
DATE 1640
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 144 x 199
INVENTORY 2326
ROOM XXXI
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