05-18-2012 05-18-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2598B Boston
May 18, 2012 12:00 PMCalender

After Giovanni Battista Moroni (Italian, 1546/7-1578) Il Tagliapanni (The Tailor)

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2598B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2012 12:00PM


After Giovanni Battista Moroni (Italian, 1546/7-1578)

Il Tagliapanni (The Tailor)
Oil on canvas, 39 x 30 1/4 in. (99.0 x 76.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Lined, retouch, craquelure, surface grime.

N.B. The painting at hand is a faithful copy of The Tailor by Giovanni Battista Moroni in the National Gallery, London. The original was purchased by the National Gallery in 1862 from a collector in Bergamo, who bought it from a painter called Schiavone, who had acquired the picture around 1845. It had been in the Casa Grimani in Venice since before 1660. The measurements of the original are 97 x 74 cm, quite close to the copy at hand. The date of the copy is not known, but estimated to be 19th century.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Prominent but stable craquelure overall. Areas of retouch as follows: a reverse L-shape repair to l.r. measuring 1/12 x 4 inches and located 4 inches up and 2 inches in from the l.l. corner; small line in figure's beard measuring 1 inch and located below his ear; retouch to craquelure in face along the right side and in the beard; a vertical line measuring 3/4 inch in the scissors; dot measuring 3/4 x 1/2 inch in the background, u.r.


Giovanni Battista Moroni, National Gallery, London