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Image of David with Head of Goliath

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David with Head of Goliath

Previously attributed to Massimo Stanzione (AKA Massimo Stanzioni; cavaliere Massimo), Italian (Neopolitan), (ca. 1585–ca. 1656)
Previously attributed to Jusepe de Ribera (AKA Lo Spagnoletto), Spanish, (1591–September 3, 1652)
Antonio de Bellis, Italian, (ca. 1616–ca. 1660)

Creation date: ca. 1642-1643
Creation place: Italy

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Harry Turpin
Accession Number: 1947.55
State/Province: Naples
Dimensions: 50 1/2 in. x 38 1/2 in. (128.27 cm x 97.79 cm)

Provenance

Mrs. Harry Brown Turpin, ( - October 31, 1947)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (October 31, 1947 - )

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2008, (previous attribution): Massimo Stanzione was as a young artist greatly influenced by the works that Caravaggio made during his time in Naples. Yet, after spending time in Northern Italy, Stanzione sought to combine Caravaggio’s dramatically lit and brutally realistic style with the other principal trend in 17th-century Italian art, the classical, lyrical manner of painters from Bologna. This canvas shows the result of that combination: the scene is theatrically lit, but the elegant pose of the young David tempers the potentially gory subject.
A conservation treatment in 1999 uncovered the head of Goliath at lower left, which had long ago been covered with overpaint.
Last Updated: 10/7/2020

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Modern Masters of Spanish Painting: Legacy of Spain, XXth Century San Diego Museum of Art , 1/2/1969 - 3/4/1969

Art Treasures in California The Oakland Museum , 11/29/1969 - 12/31/1969

Art of Devotion The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/28/2016 - 00/00/00

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972
Page Number: 192

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972
Page Number: 260

Burton B. Fredericksen and Federico Zeri. Census of Pre-Nineteenth Century Italian Paintings Harvard University Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972
Page Number: 632

Sebastian Schütze and Thomas C. Willette. Massimo Stanzione: Electa Napoli. Napoli, Italia, January 1992
Page Number: 200, no. A29

Sebastian Schütze and Thomas C. Willette. Massimo Stanzione: Electa Napoli. Napoli, Italia, January 1992
Page Number: 296, Figure Number: 142, 143

Mr. Steven Kern. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 117, Figure Number: 117

Art Treasures in California The Oakland Museum. Oakland, California, 1969
Page Number: yes, Figure Number: yes

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