Oil/canvas, 76 x 96 cm, rest., relined. - Expert report: Giancarlo Sestieri, Rome, 2.4.2010. - In the painting at hand Cervelli succeeds in merging the venetian colourist a. the roman classical tradition with the naturalistic innovation of the neapolitan L. Giordano. - History, figure a. fresco painter, as head of a prospering workshop he settled in Venice in the 1660s, where he soon received important commissions, he combined influences of P. Liberi, S. Mazzoni a. L. Giordano, creating a dynamic, sensitive a. naturalistic style, during a sojourn in Florence Ferdinando de" Medici became godfather of one of the artist"s daughters, C. was the first teacher of S. Ricci. - Mus.: Venice, Florence, Piazzola. - Lit.: Saur, Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.