Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Large altar-piece by Gaetano Gandolfi (1734-1802) among master paintings unveiled at London Art Week

Gaetano Gandolfi, The Holy Family and Saint Augustine, dated on the lower centre 1761. Oil on canvas, 230 x 152 cm. Courtesy Maurizio Nobile Gallery.
LONDON, UK---A major rediscovery from the mature period of Joseph Wright of Derby is among many important paintings being unveiled at London Art Week Summer 2018, open now through Friday 6 July at 40 galleries across Mayfair and St. James’s. Maurizio Nobile, from Bologna, presents an extraordinary discovery, a large altar-piece by Gaetano Gandolfi (1734-1802) of The Holy Family and Saint Augustine dated 1761. Scholars were only aware of the existence of the work thanks to a photo published in the monograph dedicated to the painter by D. BIAGI MAINO (Turin 1995). For the first time, this painting can be viewed by the public at large. [More]