Lorenzo de Caro (Naples, 1719-1777)

God the father

Oil on canvas

25 x 19.3/4 in. (63.5 x 50 cm.)

Provenance: Christies, London, 4th July 1997. Lot 373

A painter active in the late Baroque style, his biographical is sparse. Many of his works are in churches within Naples and the apartments of the Archbishop of Naples. His painting of St. Peter and St. Paul hangs in the Museo de Capo di Monte and his works are found in the Pisani Collection, Palmieri Collection and others. There are also extensive works found outside Naples including the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute of Art, Detroit; and the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.