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Sassuolo, Emilia-Romagna, IT closed Visit museumarrow_right_alt

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Nicola Régnier - Francesco I d'Este and Family
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Jean Boulanger; Ottaviano Viviani - The blind Fortuna drops Happiness and Misfortune from the Tree of Life
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Jean Boulanger; Pier Francesco; Carlo Cittadella - The Triumph of Baccus
Nicola Régnier - Francesco I d'Este and Family
Jean Boulanger; Ottaviano Viviani - The blind Fortuna drops Happiness and Misfortune from the Tree of Life
Jean Boulanger; Pier Francesco; Carlo Cittadella - The Triumph of Baccus

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The work is a family portrait depicting Duke Francesco I (1610-1658) together with his first wife, Maria Farnese (1615-1646), and their eldest son Alfonso (Duke of Modena and Reggio from 1658 to 1662 with the name by Alfonso IV). It was built by Nicolas Régnier (1591-1667), a painter of French origins who settled in Rome in the second decade of the seventeenth century, and was immediately seduced by the caravaggism then in vogue. Despite the seemingly popular tenor of the genre scenes of Caravaggio painting, which often lingered in genre scenes, these works were particularly sought after by aristocratic collectors. Consequently it was not uncommon for such painters to lend themselves to the production of portraits, especially in the case of significant commissions as in this specific case.

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