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The Virgin Presenting the Portrait of Saint Dominic to the Friar of Soriano

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Francesco de Mura was the best student of Francesco Solimena and the most important painter in Naples in the mid-eighteenth century. This oil sketch, clearly a study for a ceiling painting for a Dominican religious institution, was probably painted after about 1740, making it a fine example of...

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May 23, 1986, anonymous ("property of a lady") sale, Christie's, London, lot 50 to Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel, Boston; 2006, gift of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007)

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Gift of Azita Bina and Elmar W. Seibel


Unframed: 76.6 x 76.6 cm (30 3/16 x 30 3/16 in.) Framed: 206.5 x 206.5 cm (81 5/16 x 81 5/16 in.)

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Oil on canvas