Our Lady of the Rosary (fragment)
Aert Mijtens (Bruxelles 1556 – Roma 1602)
oil on board
from the Church of santa Marina of Pogerola
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The original work, according to the notary document of the buyers, must be composed of the Madonna of the Rosary with mysteries, from the moulding and the predella, on which it had to bear the Purgatory with Saints Andrew and Peter the Martyr and had to comply with cona of the Rosary of san Severo Maggiore in Naples.
Mijtens, also known as Rinaldo fiammingo, was part of the Flemish colony established in Naples over the last three decades of the sixteenth century. A pupil of Marco Pino, is known for producing a large number of altarpieces depicting Our Lady of the Rosary almost always.
This work, undefined dated, represents the central part of the painting that was fragmented to easy the commercialization
or for the bad conservative state of the remaining parts.