FRANCESCO CURRADI | PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN, POSSIBLY AN ARCHITECT, HALF LENGTH, WEARING A RED HAT AND ROBE
Florence 1570 - 1661
PORTRAIT OF A YOUNG MAN, POSSIBLY AN ARCHITECT, HALF LENGTH, WEARING A RED HAT AND ROBE
oil on canvas
canvas: 34 by 27½ in.; 86.4 by 69.8 cm.
framed: 41 by 34 in.; 104.1 by 86.4 cm.
The canvas is lined. The painting presents a handsome sitter though craquelure is visible throughout. Inspection under UV shows a possible spot of repair by the sleeves at right, where the shadows are. Scattered inpainting that addresses the craquelure also fluoresces throughout under UV. Painting is offered framed.
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It is likely that this painting dates to the first decade of the 17th century, when Curradi, who predominantly painted religious subjects, also made a few portraits. We are grateful to Professor Baldassari for endorsing the attribution to Francesco Curradi on the basis of photographs.