Ca. 1645, oil/canvas, 104 x 78 cm, some rest. relined to the margins. - Expertise: We are grateful to Nicola Spinosa for kindly confirming the authenticity of the painting. - Italien painter. S. was taught painting in the studio of F. Santafede. 12627-30 he was in Rome. He painted many altarpieces and worked for the Neapolitan aristocracy. Besides J. de Ribera he was the most important painter of his time in Naples. Mus.: Florence (Uffizi), Madrid (Prado), London (Nat. Gall.), New York (Metr. Mus.) a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.