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Flying and Adoring Angels

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Description This early work by Fetti was installed in the chapel of the Mainardi family in the church of San Lorenzo in Damaso in Rome. It was painted as a background for an image of the Virgin and Child in an oval frame. At some point, the inset painting was removed, and today there is an 18th-century Virgin and Child in its place. During the 17th century, early religious images were often considered more sacred than contemporary ones, which explains why Fetti was commissioned to paint a monumental work to frame and enhance another picture. For more information on this painting, please see Federico Zeri's 1976 catalogue no. 312, pp. 439-441.
Date Description Narrative
1/19/1954Treatmentcleaned; loss compensation; other
6/01/1962TreatmentLoss compensation; mounted; coated
9/01/1987Treatmentreconstructed; loss compensation; coated; re-framed
3/06/1996Loan Considerationexamined for loan
  • Going for Baroque. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995-1996.
Provenance The Church of San Lorenzo, Damaso, Rome, 1614/1615-ca. 1868, by commission; Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown] [1897 catalogue: no. 271]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902

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1613-1614 (Baroque)
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
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Painted surface H: 68 3/4 x W: 40 7/8 in. (174.7 x 103.9 cm)


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