Ferrari, Luca, called Luca da Reggio
Sophonisba. 1650-s

Oil on canvas
126×106 cm
Acquired in 1978 from O.N. Matveyev (Moscow)
Ж-4248

This painting was acquired by the Museum as a work by an unknown master: the current attribution was by the author of this catalogue. Parallels for it are provided by other compositions of Luca Ferrari, in which he repeats without fail the female type characteristic of his work. The picture exemplifies the finest feature of this artist's talent for painting and his subtle use of colour. At the same time there is no hint of the academic coldness to be found in some of Luca Ferrari's late works.

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  • Oil on canvas
    126×106 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1978
    Acquired in 1978 from O.N. Matveyev (Moscow)
  • Ж-4248
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Ferrari, Luca, called Luca da Reggio

1605–1654