Oil painting on canvas, The Madonna and Child with St John the Baptist, St Paul and St Hyacinth, style of Ventura di Archangelo Salimbeni (Siena 1568 - Siena 1613), later called Bevilacqua, circa 1580- 1594 Inscribed: Gau[d]e Fili Hyacin[t]e quia orationes tue grate [sunt Deo] on the scroll thet St Hyacinth holds in his right hand and the Christ Child clutches in both His hands. The Domenican 'San Giacinto' di Polonia, the process of his santification began in Rome in 1521 - abandoned by Sack of Rome in 1527 and recommenced in 1580 - finally canonised on 17th April 1594 when his iconography began - Ludovico Carracci, 1594, Louvre; Ottavio Leoni, 1598, Santa Maria sopra Minerva; Lavinia Fontana, 1600, Santa Sabina a Roma; Ventura Salimbene (life of the saint), Santo Spirito, Siena, circa 1600 & museums in Ghent, Cadice, Ajaccio (Fesch collection). Influence of Beccafumi in the saints of St John the Baptist and St Paul. Madonna's veil, sienese influence, rose and violet (tuscan) - Christ Child: style of Ventura Salimbene.
Given with furniture in Harvington Hall (Archdiocese of Birmingham) to the National Trust by Mr H. R. Hodgkinson along with a covenant for 27 1/2 acres of land in 1940/45
Makers and roles
style of Ventura di Archangelo Salimbeni, later called Bevilacqua (Siena 1568 - Siena 1613) , artist
Italian (Sienese) School, artist