Italian School (early 15th century)

Head of Prudence Naples, Early 15th century Marble 26.3 x 16.4 x 15.9 cm Prudence was one of the four Cardinal Virtues; she is shown with two faces to represent her watchfulness. This fragment probably came from an early 15th century tomb sculpture in the Church of San Francesco, Gaeta, near Naples. It is said … Read more

Francesco Solimena (1657 – 1747)

The Holy Trinity, with the Madonna and Saints Naples, about 1705 Oil on canvas 101 x 128 cm   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.  Saint Francis, and his follower Saint Clare, … Read more