Italian/American School, 19th Century Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Letter.
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2558M
- Date / Time :
- August 14, 2011 10:00AM
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.
Many areas of retouch including face and hands,clothing, varnish is brownish and streaked.