The Nativity with Attendant Angels
Alessandro Magnasco, also called Lissandro and Lissandrino, Italian (active Genoa, Milan, Venice, and Florence) c. 1667 - 1749
A Genoese painter who often depicted exotic or macabre subjects in canvases marked by dramatic-even stormy-contrasts of light and dark, Magnasco was also a prolific draughtsman who liked to work, as here, with a brush on paper instead of with pen and ink.
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