Guardian Angel--A copy from the original, by Domenichino, in the Bourbon Museum, at Naples, (painting)
Domenichino (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 61
Miss Sedgwick, in her "Letters from Abroad," vol. 2, p. 237, thus describes the original of this picture: "There is a masterpiece of Domenichino; a boy of four or five years old in a blue kirtle, is standing with his hands folded in prayer. The 'man of sin' is crouching at his feet: and though the child does not see him, he betrays a consciousness of the presence of evil and a feeling of weakness and danger. Behind him stands a beautiful young angel in all the repose of security, pointing to the glory above, and, interposing his shielding wing between the devil and the boy." [P. 8.]
Albany Gallery of Fine Arts, Incorporated 1846. Catalogue of the First Exhibition. 1846. Albany: Printed at the Office of the Evening Atlas. 1846.