Peter Candid / Pieter de Witte attributed
Attributed to Peter Candid
(Bruges c. 1540 – 1628 Munich)
Oil on panel, 29 x 37 cm
Price: 32.000 €
Peter de Witte, known in Italy as Pietro Candido, was a Flemish-born Mannerist painter, tapestry designer and draughtsman active in Italy and Bavaria. He was an artist at the Medici court in Florence and at the Bavarian court of Duke William V and his successor Maximilian I in Munich.
This painting depicts a Sacra Conversazione: the Virgin and Child with other Saints. A drawing by Candid with this composition exists in an English private collection. The work was also engraved by Raphael Sadeler (dated 1591).