A Genovese painter of the early Italian Baroque era, Strozzi was regarded in the 1630s as one of the leading Venetian masters.

Against a dark background, a small child lies on a soft pillow. Its ruddy cheeks and the coral bracelets around its wrists – to protect it from illness – and the intensely glowing red blanket contrast the white and cream shades of dress, cap and pillow.
This small-scale painting conveys peace and security, inviting the viewer to pause for a moment in silence.


  • Title: Sleeping Child
  • Creator: Strozzi Bernardo (1581/82–1644)
  • Physical Dimensions: w47.6 x h34.5 cm (without frame)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Image Fotostudio Ghezzi, Oberalm
  • Medium: Oil on Canvas

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