Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Madonna of the Immaculate Conception

Carlo Maratta or Maratti (13 May 1625 – 15 December 1713)
Madonna of the Immaculate Conception
Oil on canvas
227 x 197 cm
Cappella De Sylva, Chiesa di Sant' Isidoro a Capo le Case, Rome

The painting is one of the glories of the Irish national church in Rome.

It was commissioned for the Chapel and is still in situ

The website of the College of St Isodore (for the Irish franciscans) and the Church is here

Maratti was the leading painter in Rome in the latter part of the 17th century

He had an international reputation particularly for his paintings of the Madonna and Child and his many of Mary.