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Nuns at Work

Follower of Alessandro Magnasco (Italian, Milanese, first half 18th century)

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 1/8 x 28 3/8 in. (51.1 x 72.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.60.13
  • Catalogue Entry

    Forthcoming

  • Provenance

    private collection, Rome (in 1953); [Acquavella, New York, in 1955]; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Linsky, New York (until his d. 1980); Mrs. Jack Linsky, New York (1980–82)

  • References

    Keith Christiansen in The Jack and Belle Linsky Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1984, pp. 46–47, no. 13, ill., states that "it is decidedly inferior to the ex-Carrara picture and may be by one of the several followers Magnasco had in Milan".



  • Notes

    The nuns in this painting wear the habit of the Poor Clares of the Franciscan order.

    A related work by Magnasco, formerly in the collection of conte Giacomo Carrara, Bergamo, is now in the Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt.

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