Evening in the Town Square

Giacomo Cerutic. 1750

Palazzo Madama

Palazzo Madama
Torino, Italy

When he was still very young, Ceruti started painting portraits and genre scenes with great human en-gagement, turning his attention to the populace and to the poor and disadvantaged on the margins of society. In this painting, one of the most representative of eighteenth-century Lombard naturalism, we see young peasants resting on their way back from the fields, bathed in the golden light of a vast square with arcades and buildings all around.


  • Title: Evening in the Town Square
  • Creator: Giacomo Ceruti, called Pitocchetto
  • Creator Lifespan: 1698 - 1767
  • Creator Nationality: Italian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Milan
  • Date: c. 1750
  • Physical Dimensions: w310 x h222 cm
  • Date of acquisition: 1959
  • Acquisition: Purchase
  • Provenance: Museo Civico d'Arte Antica - Palazzo Madama, Turin
  • Type: Paintings
  • Rights: http://www.palazzomadamatorino.it/copyright.php
  • External Link: Museo Civico d'Arte Antica - Palazzo Madama, Turin
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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