Skip to main content

The Nativity with Attendant Angels

Alessandro Magnasco, also called Lissandro and Lissandrino, Italian (active Genoa, Milan, Venice, and Florence) 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....

Object Details

We are always open to learning more about our collections and updating the website. Does this record contain inaccurate information or language that you feel we should improve or change? Contact us here.

Please note that this particular artwork might not be on view when you visit. Don’t worry—we have plenty of exhibitions for you to explore.