Nicholas Hall is delighted to announce the exhibition Paintings by Carlo Maratti, opening on October 26, 2017 to coincide with TEFAF New York. The exhibition will be the first dedicated to the painted works by Carlo Maratti (1625 - 1713), an artist who was as successful a painter as Bernini was a sculptor in Baroque Rome. Despite his art historical significance and international influence that extended well into the eighteenth century, Maratti is represented in very few US public collections, and not one in the New York area. This is a rare opportunity to see significant works by this distinguished painter.
The exhibition will bring together a few paintings of varied subjects spanning Maratti’s career, highlighting a recent rediscovery of an early work, probably painted for the Odescalchi family. It is the prime version of a composition known from prints, preparatory drawings and a later replica in the collection of the Duke of Devonshire, Chatsworth. Oval in format, and painted on a gallery scale, it represents the Old Testament scene of The Sacrifice of Noah. Dr. Stella Rudolph, author of the forthcoming monograph on Maratti, will contribute to the exhibition catalogue.