Raffaele Spano Fine Antique Religious Oil Painting Virgin Madonna and Child. It is after Raphael Sanzio D'Urbino, "The Bridgewater Madonna" Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in the original giltwood frame. Signature: On stretcher on reverse. Provenance: Arthur Tooth & Sons label verso.Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition. The decorative plaster has shrinkage cracks and there are a few scattered spots of re-touching. Measurements: Painting measures 47 x 37cm and the overall frame 72 x 62cm. Biography: Raffaelle Spanò (18171863) was an Italian painter. Born in Naples, he began his studies at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts of Naples. In 1833 he first submitted to the Exposition at the Institute, and from then to 1843, he won five silver medals. At the Exposition of 1845, he won the second class gold medal for: Holy Virgin and Child venerated by Saints Lucy and Lazarus. In 1848, he won a gold medal for the painting depicting: Jacob accolto da Labano con Rachele, once found in Royal Palace of Naples. The same palace once held Spanò's Madonna col Bambino.
In 1855, he won a first class gold medal for a large canvas depicting: Abigail placates David, acquired for the Royal Pinacoteca of Capodimonte. He was commissioned for four large canvases for the Cathedral of Smyrna: St Peter and Paul; protectors of Smyrna; San Vincenzo di Paola and San Paolo.
In the church of Santa Lucia were two paintings: Immaculate Conception and St Francis of Assisi; and in the chapel of the Royal Palace of Naples: San Gennaro and San Bonifacio. In the interior of the Church of the Nunziatella located at the military academy at Pizzofalcone was a San Francesco di Paola con monsignore Girolamo degli Adorni.He was knighted into the Order of the Crown of Italy, Corresponding Associate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Naples, member of the Royal Academy Raffaello in Urbino, honorary professor of the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Naples, and member of the Director's Council of this Institute. His daughter Maria Spanò was also a painter. If you are collecting in person and wish to pay cash that is fine too.
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