Carlo Dolci 1616-1686 old master Mannerist oil painting Saint John the Baptist
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Stunning 17th century antique Italian painting depicts the infant St. John the Baptist. Label verso attributes the piece to Florentine painter, Carlo Dolci (1616-1686). Three watchful angelic faces, one in profile, hover overhead. Oil on canvas measures 16.75 x 21.75 inches. Painting has been relined and placed on 19th century stretchers. A long tear has been expertly repaired that runs vertically, just to the left of the center cherub's face. Unsigned.