Felice Torelli (Verona, Italy, 1667 – Bologna, Italy, 1748)

13.000 €

Felice Torelli (Verona, Italy, 1667 – Bologna, Italy, 1748)

Rachel hides the idols

Oil on canvas, without frame cm. 41 x 116 - with frame cm. 52.5 x 127

Original frame in shaped and gilded wood

Expertise by Massimo Francucci

Publications: Sketches, models, sketches: from the Giorgio Baratti collection edited by Anna Orlando, Agnese Marengo and Annalisa Scarpa, Genoa, 2022, pp. 72, 73.

In the present work we can admire the biblical scene of Rachel intent on hiding the idols stolen from her father Laban, shortly before fleeing with her husband Jacob. The freshness of the lines and the intense compositional intelligence played on precise balances confirm the critics' attribution to Felice Torelli, an artist destined to become one of the most important exponents of the Bologna artistic panorama of the eighteenth century.

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