Oil/canvas, 47,5 x 38,5 cm, min. rest., relined. - Provenance: Private collectin Lower Saxony. - Italian painter. Giovanni Battista Salvi is better known as Sassoferrato, a name taken from his native town. Little is known about the artists life. He is most renowned for his devotional paintings, often showing the Madonna in prayer and wearing clothes in bright colours. Mus.: Florence (Uffizi), London (Nat. Gal.), Rom (Pal. Barberini), Naples (Capodimonte), Milan (Brera) a. others. Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a.others.