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Italian/American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Letter.

Auction:
2558M
Lot:
596
Sold for:
$490$400

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 14, 2011 10:00AM

Description:

Italian/American School, 19th Century

Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Letter. Unsigned. Oil on canvas, c. 1825, the subject, possibly a sea captain, wearing a blue coat with brass buttons, holds a letter written in Italian indistinctly inscribed: "---- Sig. Michelangelo-incredi/Naples", 29 x 24 in., in a period molded giltwood frame. Condition: Relined, craquelure with scattered paint loss, retouch to subject and background.
Estimate $800-1,200

Many areas of retouch including face and hands,clothing, varnish is brownish and streaked.

Keywords

Italian/American School, sea captain, Naples, Michelangelo

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