Saint Peter Baptizing the centurion and the Arch of Titus
Niccolo Codazzi (1648-1693)

Saint Peter Baptizing the centurion and the Arch of Titus, Ca. 1670.

Oil on canvas, H. 0.43 m; W. 0.33 m

and VINCENTE GINER for the figures
activ in Italy ca. 1660 – 1680

Provenance: Private collection.

Niccolo Codazzi is, with Vincente Giner, a student of his father Viviano Codazzi (1604 – 1670). Like his father, he developed an affinity for the association of ruins and nature. The majority of his works are medium-sized architecture paintings depicting ideal architectural structures, or capricci, in a landscape. His works demonstrate an exceptional mastery of perspective and colour scale. Through the use of shadow to give rhythm and space to his compositions.

In his works, the figures are always painted by other artists, most often Vincente Giner. He also collaborated with Filippo Lauri, Adrien van der Cabel.