Beautiful antique oil on canvas, 18th century, portrait of a man with a lute.
The painting of the highest quality and intense pictorial and compositional force, best expresses the artist's ability to portray the subject, richly dressed according to the fashion of the time, distinguished by the combination of black and white and shirts with very wide sleeves. The style of the painting, its high quality and pictorial material, allow us to date it to the second half of the seventeenth century and in relation to the Lombard art of Evaristo Baschenis (1607 - 1677), an artist considered the inventor of a genre that originated the "Bergamo style": In fact, Bartolomeo Bettera and his son Bonaventura, like other imitators and followers of Baschenis, devoted themselves first to replicating the artist’s paintings, then created their own works in the artist's manner. Baschenis' favourite subjects consisted of kitchen worktops, on which some local gastronomy products were placed, and table tops, cluttered with musical instruments. The artist left about eighty works, including some depictions of human figures with musical instruments.
Painted probably by a close follower of Baschenis.
Framed with nice lacquered and golden frame, from a fairly recent period.
In more than fair general condition, considering the age of the painting, scattered restorations can be seen, even on the face of the portrayed and some unveiling of the pictorial surface, mainly in the part of the background. A fine craquelure can be seen, compatible with its age, and no problems of a conservative nature are highlighted, the original canvas has a re-lining that requires no intervention. The frame should have been replaced at the time of the re-lining.
Canvas size 132 x 100.5 cm. Frame size 151 x 119 cm.
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- Scuola Lombarda del 17° Secolo - Seguace di Evaristo Baschenis
- Título de la obra
- Ritratto di uomo con liuto
- XVII Secolo d.C.
- Óleo sobre lienzo
- Sin firmar
- En relativamente buenas condiciones en general con signos de envejecimiento y uso
- Se vende con marco
- Dimensiones de la imagen
- 132×100.5 cm
- Dimensiones totales
- 151×119 cm