Baroque and Rococo


Baroque and Rococo Art Map


Giovanni Lanfranco



Giovanni Lanfranco

(bapt Parma, 26 Jan 1582; d Rome, 29 Nov 1647).

Italian painter and draughtsman. A major figure in the development of the Roman Baroque in the 1620s, he painted many altarpieces and some cabinet pictures, but was notable above all for a number of dome frescoes that are indebted to the works of Correggio; most celebrated is the Assumption of the Virgin (1625–7) in the dome of S Andrea della Valle, Rome. He also influenced the development of art in Naples, where, between 1634 and 1646, he executed a series of vast fresco commissions that look forward to the art of Luca Giordano and Francesco Solimena. A vast number of Lanfranco’s preparatory drawings survive, the majority of which are now in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples. Broadly speaking they are of two types: small compositional sketches, either in brown pen, with or without brown wash, on white or beige fine paper, or in red chalk, sometimes with red wash, or, more rarely, in black chalk or a combination of both red and black; and slightly larger figure studies, drawn after the live model, in black and white chalk on rough, coloured (beige, green, grey or bluish) paper.


St Ursula and the Virgins

Oil on canvas, 209 x 138
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome



Coronation of the Virgin with St. Augustine and St. William of Aquitaine
Musee du Louvre, Paris


Banquet with a Gladiatorial Contest
oil on canvas
Museo del Prado, Madrid


Moses and the Messengers from Canaan


Elijah Receiving Bread from the Widow of Zarephath


Madonna and Child with the Infant Saint John the Baptist


Saint Cecilia and an Angel


The multiplication of the loaves


Erminia tra i pastori


Venus Playing the Harp (Allegory of Music)

Oil on canvas, 214 x 150 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome


The Annunciation

Oil on copper, 74 x 54,5 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg


Hagar in the Wilderness

Oil on canvas, 138 x 159 cm
Musee du Louvre, Paris


Miracle of the Bread and Fish

Oil on canvas, 229 x 426 cm
National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin


Norandino and Lucina Discovered by the Ogre

c. 1624
Oil on canvas
Galleria Borghese, Rome

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