CARLO AMALFI | Portrait of the composer Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), half-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat
CARLO AMALFI | Portrait of the composer Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), half-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat
CARLO AMALFI | Portrait of the composer Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), half-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat
CARLO AMALFI | Portrait of the composer Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), half-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat
CARLO AMALFI | Portrait of the composer Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), half-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat
CARLO AMALFI | Portrait of the composer Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), half-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat
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The Property of Sir Peter Moores, CBE, DL, Removed from Parbold Hall

CARLO AMALFI | Portrait of the composer Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), half-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

The Property of Sir Peter Moores, CBE, DL, Removed from Parbold Hall

CARLO AMALFI | Portrait of the composer Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774), half-length, in a blue coat and satin waistcoat

Estimate: 2,500 - 3,500 GBP

Lot Sold:2,125GBP

Lot Details

Description

The Property of Sir Peter Moores, CBE, DL, Removed from Parbold Hall

CARLO AMALFI

Sorrento 1707-1787 Naples

PORTRAIT OF THE COMPOSER NICCOLÒ JOMMELLI (1714-1774), HALF-LENGTH, IN A BLUE COAT AND SATIN WAISTCOAT


oil on canvas

unframed: 84 x 73.5 cm.; 33 x 29 in.

framed: 111 x 90.5 cm.; 43¾ x 35⅝ in.


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Condition Report

Property from Various Owners is available to view at the Sotheby’s Greenford Park warehouse, 13 and 16 – 18 September (10 - 4pm), by appointment.


The canvas has a very firm relining. The paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish clear and even. It is ready to hang in its current state. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals extensive retouching to the network of craquelure that runs throughout the painting, with some areas of wash retouching in the left side of the sitter's coat, in the urn on the ledge on the right, and in the upper right corner. The painting is in overall fair condition.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Anonymous sale, London, Bonhams, 7 July 2010, lot 46, for £12,000 (as Giuseppe Bonito), where acquired.

Catalogue Note

The sitter was a celebrated and widely travelled composer from Naples. He was active in many Italian cities and went as far as Vienna and later Stuttgart, where he was Kapellmeister to Duke Karl Eugen of Württemberg (1728-93). We are grateful to Prof. Nicola Spinosa for identifying this portrait as the work of Carlo Amalfi upon inspection of images.

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Online bidding closed19 Sep 2019 | 05:42 PM GMT