Nativity with God the Father and the Holy Ghost by Giovanni Battista Pittoni

Nativity scene, but under X-Ray and cleaning, the figure of God the Father and the Holy Ghost appeared.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
220 x 175 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,000 ( Total: £7,560)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Sotheby's

Therefore, probably a Double Trinity which is very rare. Apart from unfinished and damaged Piazzetta, this is 1st 18th Century Venetian - indeed Italian - altar piece to enter the National Gallery collection.

Provenance

Earl of Ancaster.

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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