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Pietro Bellotti

Bearded man holding a book, bust-length

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Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Sold Without Reserve

Pietro Bellotti

Pietro Bellotti

Bearded man holding a book, bust-length

Bearded man holding a book, bust-length

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,780

USD

Sold Without Reserve

Pietro Bellotti

Volciano Sal 1625 – 1700 Gargnano

Bearded man holding a book, bust-length


oil on canvas

canvas: 22 by 17 in.; 55.9 by 43.2 cm.

framed: 27 ⅞ by 23 in.; 70.8 by 58.4 cm.

The canvas has a modern relining and is taut on its stretcher. The image reads well beneath clear varnish with details like wrinkles and texture of the garment retained. A few spots of retouching in the black background at left have begun to discolor but these are not distracting. Under UV inspection, the varnish is difficult to read through, but fine lines of retouching are visible to address craquelure throughout the face and parts of the costume. Other retouching may be present in the background that is currently illegible under UV. The painting can hang in its present state. Offered in a decoratively carved faux bronze wooden frame.


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