View full screen - View 1 of Lot 561. Portrait of a man in a black hat, bust-length.
561

Pier Francesco di Jacopo Foschi

Portrait of a man in a black hat, bust-length

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Pier Francesco di Jacopo Foschi

Pier Francesco di Jacopo Foschi

Portrait of a man in a black hat, bust-length

Portrait of a man in a black hat, bust-length

Estimate:

60,000

to
- 80,000 USD

Lot sold:

138,600

USD

Property from the Collection of David and Louise Carter

Pier Francesco di Jacopo Foschi

Florence 1502 - 1567

Portrait of a man in a black hat, bust-length


oil on panel, in a period frame

panel: 23 1/4 by 18 1/8 in.; 59 by 46 cm.

framed: 36 3/4 by 31 3/4 in.; 93.3 by 80.6 cm.

The panel is flat, stable, and cradled on the reverse. The striking portrait image reads well beneath clear varnish. Small areas of prior lifting/bubbling are visible on the left and bottom edges but are stable, and 2 thin surface scratches on the face are visible to the naked eye but are not distracting. Under UV inspection, the varnish appears thick and only a few very small retouches from an earlier campaign are visible, including 2 dots in the hat and a few thin craquelure lines in the black cloak. Offered in Florentine sixteenth century decoratively carved giltwood frame.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

With Dr. Nicholas Beets, Amsterdam, 1928 (as Jacopo Pontormo);
With Paul Bottenweiser Galleries, Berlin (as Andrea del Sarto);
With Savile Gallery, London and then personal collection of Mark Oliver (as Franciabigio);
From whom acquired by Thos. Agnew & Sons, London, 1955 - 1959 (as Franciabigio);
From whom acquired by David G. Carter, Providence, RI and Montreal, 1959 - 2010;
Thence by descent to present owner.
The Burlington Magazine LIII (Oct., 1928): xlvii (dealer's ad; as Pontormo);
Illustrated London News CCVII, 26 November 1955, p. 915;
S.R. McKillop, Franciabigio, Berkeley 1974, p. 205 (as possibly Franciabigio);
C. De Benedictis, "Sulle tracce della collezione Capponi:due Guercino ritrovati," in: Paragone 42, no. 491 (1991): pp. 29-40 (as Foschi).
London, Agnew's, 1955, no. 33, no. 18, reproduced.