Painter Carlo Dolci died on 17 January 1687 in his native Florence.

By Anne Leader

Painter Carlo Dolci died on 17 January 1687 in his native Florence. He was buried in the Servite church of Santissima Annunziata in the Dolci family tomb alongside his mother (d. 1669) and his wife (d. 1683). Dolci came to be Florence’s leading Baroque painter while also earning an international reputation. He created numerous portraits and altarpieces but is best known for half-length, single figure paintings of religious figures prized for their intense spirituality.

Further reading: Charles McCorquodale. “Dolci, Carlo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. ; and Maria Barbara Guerrieri Borsoi, “Carlo Dolci.” Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani 40 (1991)

Adoration of the Shepherds, ca. 1670, oil on canvas, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1968.22

Magdalene, 1660-70, oil on canvas, Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

Moses, 1640-45, oil on canvas, Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence

Self-Portrait, 1674, oil on canvas, Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Portrait of a Girl, ca. 1665, black and red chalk, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 83.GB.374

St. Matthew Writing his Gospel, ca. 1670s, oil on canvas,  J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 69.PA.29

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