The article focuses on the recovery of an oil painting attributed to Domenico Induno (1815-1878). There is indeed a plaque affixed to the frame that ascribes the work to the painter although there are various elements that contrast with this declaration. The pictorial sensitivity, the way of treating the details, as well as the predilection for a certain subject rather than another, do not correspond to the traditional Induno. Therefore, the aim of this contribution is to examine in depth, as far as possible, the history of the object with the support of nineteenth-century sources, for the purpose of determining a new attribution. This research has also permitted to study the Manzonian subject of the painting by comparison, through iconographic affinity, with an engraving by Francesco Gonin (1808-1889) produced for the “Quarantana”. Finally, the article suggests some hypotheses regarding the painting’s original location, proposing an analysis of the lively context in which the work was born.
Un quadro a olio riferito a Domenico Induno: un esercizio di attribuzione
Corvi A. (2022) "Un quadro a olio riferito a Domenico Induno: un esercizio di attribuzione " Authenticity Studies. International Journal of Archaeology and Art, 1(1), 105-122. DOI: 10.14658/PUPJ-AS-2022-1-8
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