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The Annunciation  1733

by Francesco Solimena

When San Rocco in Venice was remodelled in 1733, three of the leading artists of the time were asked to do altarpieces for the church. Two commissions went to the Venetian Marco Ricci (1676-1730), one to the Roman Trevisani (1656-1746), and one to the Neapolitan Solimena, who was regarded as one of Europe’s finest (and most expensive) painters at the time. [br] In all li...
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