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.
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.