Virgin And Child And Saint, Emilian School Of The 17th, School Of Girolamo Mazzola Bedoli


Virgin and Child and Saint Catherine, oil on canvas, Emilian school of Girolamo Mazzola Bedoli from the beginning of the 17th century.

This composition is based on the “Madonna and Child with Saint Bruno” by Mazzola Bedoli kept at the Alte Pinakothek in Munich.
There are several versions of this painting, also by Bedoli himself, but only ours sees the presence of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Even the representation of the figures, rendered with a very personal style, as well as the dating, which sees the painting between the 16th and 17th centuries, suggest a painter from Parma very close to Bedoli, who had the opportunity to work with him while developing a style of its own.

Girolamo Bedoli dit Mazzola (Parma 1500-1569) was an Italian painter of the Parma school, in Mannerist style.
Trained in painting, in Parma and lived there most of his life complying with numerous public commissions (Parma, Reggio, Pavia, Mantua) in the ease of a recognition that never failed him, Bedoli received the fundamental orientation of painting by Parmigianino, the influence at home also of Correggio, Michelangelo Anselmi and Antonio Begarelli, but on several occasions he was no stranger to accept in his own experience the influences of a very pictorial culture. different, that radiating from Rome and Florence.

The paint has undergone a simple conservative restoration in the past in which a second reinforcement canvas was inserted. It has an 18th century gilded Salvator Rosa frame with original gilding. The painting is in very good condition, I would not plan any other intervention; the frame shows minimal signs of aging which, if the buyer wishes, can be restored prior to delivery.


Canvas cm 77 x 61.5
Frame cm 89.5 x 71.5

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