Landscape with Tobias and the Angel

Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?)
National Trust Inventory Number 1530070

Category Paintings
Date Unknown
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 1194 x 1702 mm (47 x 67 in)
Place of origin
Collection Hinton Ampner, Hampshire (Accredited Museum)
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Landscape with Tobias and the Angel, by Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?) (Landscape) and Pietro Bianchi (Rome 1694 - Rome 1740) (Figures). Tobias and the Angel in a wooded river landscape. Locatelli is essentially a landscape painter; it used to be thought that the figures in this picture must be by another hand such as Sebiastiano Conca or Carrado Giaquinto, but they are in fact of a quality that he himself was quite capable of attaining. The angel is telling Tobias that the gall-bladder of the miraculously-caught fish will cure his father's blindness.

Provenance

Acquired for £900 by Ralph Dutton in Venice in 1960; bequeathed by Ralph Dutton, 8th Lord Sherborne (1898–1985)

Makers and roles

Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?), artist
Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?) and Pietro Bianchi (Rome 1694 - Rome 1740), artist
previously attributed to Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?) and Sebastiano Conca (Gaeta 1680 - Naples 1764), artist
Pietro Bianchi (Rome 1694 – Rome 1740), artist
previously attributed to Sebastiano Conca (Gaeta 1680 – Naples 1764), artist

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Collection Hinton Ampner, Hampshire (Accredited Museum) (3350)
Periods
Maker Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?) (16)
Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?) and Pietro Bianchi (Rome 1694 - Rome 1740) (1)
Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?) and Sebastiano Conca (Gaeta 1680 - Naples 1764) (1)
Pietro Bianchi (Rome 1694 – Rome 1740) (4)
Sebastiano Conca (Gaeta 1680 – Naples 1764) (3)
Subjects Landscape (153)
Religion (304)
Tobias  (17)
Object Type Oil painting (16488)

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