Gioacchino Assereto (1600-1649 Genoa)

Cupid - Oil on Canvas (octagonal)

Assereto received his earliest training in his native Genoa. Paintings from his youth, such as this one, are distinguished by color and dramatic contrasts of light and dark, and by the powerful realism and vitality of the subject. Collections: National Gallery, London, Norton Simon, Pasadena, Palazzo Bianco, Genova (4 works), Palazzo Rosso, Genova

H 44" x W 30" x D 3"