17th Century Portrait Of A Young Man With A Book

17th Century Portrait Of A Young Man With A Book

A small 17th-century Italian portrait of a young man carrying a book and a walking stick. It’s beautifully aged and probably a fragment of a larger work that’s been saved at some point.

He’s wearing a grey robe which is tied around the waist and another heavier brown garment over his shoulder. It’s possible that he could be a religious figure carrying the bible, perhaps a monk.

We purchased the painting from a private seller in Italy who in turn acquired it from the region of Asti.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
12½” x 16” / 32cm x 41cm
Year of creation
c. 1650
Provenance Italy
Condition
Craquelure throughout and significant wear in areas. However, the paint layer seems stable and not flaking. Frame with scuffs.

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