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ID number:  BIRBI-67.6
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Solimena, Francesco (1657-1747)
Title / Object name:  The Holy Trinity with the Madonna and saints
Object type:  Painting
Place made:  Naples
Culture:  Italian
Date made:  about 1705/10
Materials:  Oil on canvas
Measurements:  101 x 128 cm
Provenance:  Sotheby's, 4 July 1956 (lot 65) under the title <i>The Triumph of the Church</i>, purchased by S. Polak; A. Busiri-Vici, Rome, 1958; purchased from the Heim Gallery in 1967 for £4,000.

Saint Francis, and his follower Saint Clare, are shown to the left with a group of Clare’s companions. The Holy Trinity of God the Father, Christ, and the Holy Spirit appear as a vision in the sky. The other saints include Saint Jerome who appears with his lion below the Virgin. This is a preliminary study for a large altarpiece, known as a modello. It was painted for a church of Franciscan nuns in Naples where Solimena worked throughout his life.

Notes:  Exhibited: 'Baroque sketches, drawings & sculptures', Heim Gallery, London, 1967, no. 15.

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Solimena, Francesco

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Baroque sketches, drawings & sculptures

Heim Gallery, London
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