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For the curious, the image above is “Saint Cecilia and an Angel”, an oil on canvas painting by Orazio Gentileschi (1563–1639) and Giovanni Lanfranco (1582 – 1647) housed in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Although both painters were influenced by such masters as Caravaggio and evolved from a mannerist to a naturalist style, I’ve been unable to unearth the story of how and why these two painters paired in creating this single work. Collaborative work was not unusual at the time so it is possible they were connected to the same studio or perhaps the younger Lanfranco was a student of Gentileschi. Can someone out there resolve the mystery?
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