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Massimo Stanzione



Massimo Stanzione

?Orta di Atella, nr Caserta, ?1585; d ?Naples, ?1656).

Italian painter. Primarily a painter of altarpieces and frescoes, his large production and vast following of students and imitators made him perhaps the leading Neapolitan painter in the first half of the 17th century. He was known as the great rival of Jusepe de Ribera, and for most of the 1630s and 1640s he and Ribera dominated painting in Naples. Stanzione’s rich colour and idealized naturalism, for which he was called ‘il Guido Reni napoletano’, definitively influenced numerous local artists and remained discernible in the earliest works (1670s) of Francesco Solimena. Only a few portraits and mythological paintings by Stanzione are known, although inventories drawn up in the 17th and 18th centuries of collections in Naples show that they were once very numerous.



Oil on canvas, 169 x 99,5 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg



La Vierge et l'Enfant


El Bautista se despide de sus padres


El nacimiento del Bautista anunciando a Zacarias


Predicación del Bautista en el desierto


Sacrificio a Baco


Judith with the Head of Holofernes


The Martyrdom of Saint Lawrence


Salome with the Head of John the Baptist


Saint Agnes


Madonna and Child


The Assumption of the Virgin


Beheading of St John the Baptist

c. 1634
Oil on canvas, 184 x 258 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid



Oil on canvas, 130 x 181 cm
Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica, Rome

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