The essay presents a newly discovered painting by Tanzio da Varallo, similar in style and iconic setting to the altarpiece with the Madonna of Constantinople in the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Pescocostanzo and still in the same diocese. The work discussed here is a small Madonna of Carmel, possibly made for private devotion, in the sacristy of the church of the same title in Sulmona. Furthermore, the article takes stock of the existing information on the artist’s stay in Central-Southern Italy, so far incomplete precisely on the side of his activity for Abruzzo compared to the latest acquisitions to his Neapolitan years.
Tanzio da Varallo, Abruzzo, Kingdom of Naples, seventeenth-century painting, Caravaggism, artistic mobility.
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