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125

After Filippo Vittori

The death of Luciano Manara, 6 June 1849

Reserves

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Property from a Private Collection, Connecticut, Sold Without Reserve

After Filippo Vittori

After Filippo Vittori

The death of Luciano Manara, 6 June 1849

The death of Luciano Manara, 6 June 1849

Estimate:

5,000

to
- 7,000 USD

Lot sold:

2,394

USD

Property from a Private Collection, Connecticut, Sold Without Reserve

After Filippo Vittori

The death of Luciano Manara, 6 June 1849


indistinctly signed, lower left

oil on canvas, unframed

canvas: 46 ½ by 85 in.; 118.1 by 215.9 cm.

The canvas is lined and stable on its stretcher. The image reads well beneath the varnish, which has discolored in some areas of the sky. Some parts of the composition are thin as a result of relining but are not distracting. Some of the retouching is faintly visible to the naked eye as discolored spots, for example in the center of the Italian flag and throughout the tan structure on the right. Under UV inspection, retouching is visible throughout, including around all 4 edges probably due to prior frame abrasion, and large concentrated areas include the lower left corner, throughout the right half of the sky, and the aforementioned structure on the right. Smaller strokes of retouching are also visible throughout the composition, especially in the horses and shadowy areas. Offered unframed.


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This large canvas depicts the death of Luciano Manara on 6 June 1849, at the defense of Villa Spada during the uprising of the Roman Republic. Surrounding him are volunteer Bersaglieri, identified by their red and blue headpieces which had a special metal reinforcement. The prime version of this composition by Filippo Vittori, apparently dated 1850, is now in the Museo del Risorgimento in Milan, and was exhibited in 1861 at the national exhibition in Florence, and again in Milan in 1864.