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Portrait (ca. 1655) of Andrea Sacchi by Carlo Maratta ,

Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

Andrea Sacchi was born near Rome and was subsequently based there.  He trained under Pietro da Cortona, under whom he worked at Villa Sacchetti at Castel Fusano, near Ostia in 1628.  However, he later publicly criticised Pietro’s exuberant style.  He attracted a number of like-minded followers, who included Andrea Camassei and Giacinto Gimignani.  Most of his surviving works are in Rome. 


Immaculate Virgin (17th century)

This documented altarpiece by Andrea Sacchi in the Oratorio del Buon Gesù was destroyed when the oratory  was damaged in the bombardment of 1944.


Purification of the Virgin (1651)

This altarpiece by Andrea Sacchi, which depicts the presentation of the baby Jesus at the temple during the ritual purification of the Virgin after His birth, came from the Cappella della Purificazione di Maria of San Filippo Neri.  It is now in the Galleria Nazionale.

Portrait of Taddeo Barberini (17th century)

This portrait in oils. which formed part of the collection of the art historian Valentino Martinelli and is exhibited in Palazzo della Penna, is attributed to Andrea Sacchi.

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Andrea Sacchi (1599-1661) 

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