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18th Century
Gaetano GANDOLFI
St Feliciano liberating Foligno from the plague
[S. Feliciano che libera Foligno dalla peste]
Unknown
drawing on paper
59 x 56 cm  [HxW]
Private Collection
 

The extreme postures of the figures, the fluttering fabric and the emphasis on aerial acrobatics places this work in the 18th century. The plague can be seen on the left in the form of a skeleton with a scythe being pushed away from the sickly Foligno in the centre of the composition.

 
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