Francesco Zuccarelli (1702 - 1788)
Landscape with Monks reading
A989; oil on canvas; 36 x 22 cm
Bequeathed by Francis Falconer Madan, 1962; WA1962.17.31
Alessandro Magnasco in particular had popularised the subject of hermits or monks in picturesque landscapes and Zuccarelli is known to have painted such scenes on a small scale for collectors.
Information derived from the The Ashmolean Museum Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings.