A large finely executed late 19th century (circa 1872) oil painting of 'The Madonna & Child' by Luigi Pompignoli, after the original by Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1618-1682) - ADDITIONAL IMAGES CAN BE VIEWED BELOW:
The painting depicts the seated Madonna holding her child, the canvas is in the original carved gilt wood and gesso frame and has been re-lined.
The artist Luigi Pompognoli has signed and dated the piece 1872 in the lower left hand corner and there are also details on the reverse (as seen in photos)
The original painting by the Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo (1618-1682) is exhibited in The Pitti Palace in Florence and was painted between 1655-1660.
Luigi Pompognoli was an Italian painter working in Forli, in Italy, not too far away from Florence, some of his works can be found in the museum of Forli and he painted many similar subjects - some of his works include 'Mother & Child', 'La Madonna Dei Candelbri', 'Venus & Cupid' etc.
This painting is in good condition for age.
Size: with frame -
Height : 73.5'' / 186.5cm
Width : 53.25'' / 135cm
Depth : 2.75'' / 7cm
Size: of canvas only -
Height: 62'' / 157.5cm
Width: 51.75'' / 131.5cm