The Virgin Presenting the Portrait of Saint Dominic to the Friar of Soriano
Unframed: 76.6 x 76.6 cm (30 3/16 x 30 3/16 in.) Framed: 81.3 x 81.3 cm (32 x 32 in.)
Medium or Technique
Oil on canvas
Not On View
Francesco de Mura was the best student of Francesco Solimena and the most important painter in Naples in the mid-eighteenth century. This oil sketch, clearly a study for a ceiling painting for a Dominican religious institution, was probably painted after about 1740, making it a fine example of De Mura’s mature style.
May 23, 1986, anonymous ("property of a lady") sale, Christie's, London, lot 50 to Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel, Boston; 2006, gift of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007)
Gift of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel