Although trained in Naples, by Francesco Solimena, Conca's career was based mostly in Rome, where he worked on a succession of important commissions for frescoes and altarpieces, while his smaller easel paintings were snapped up by collectors around Europe. This is a sketch for an altarpiece by Conca, signed and dated 1723, formerly in the Ortolani collection, Rome.
Artist: Conca, Sebastiano
49 x 39
Oil on canvas
Holy Family with St Anne, the Baptist and Zacharias