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    Young Boy with Staff

    Unknown Artist
    19th century
    Oil on canvas
    Unsigned
    38 x 30 inches (96.5 x 76.2 cm)

    Portrait of a young boy in costume with staff looking over his shoulder.
    This copy of an Italian antique is superbly done, probably 19th century Italian. The young boy's face is soft and bright, his lace collar detailed and his leather waistcoat supple. The boy is grasping his staff while he holds his hat behind his back and flashes a coy smile. The elements of brown are used in fine detail producing a vignette of the boy in a very lifelike stance. The artist who completed this work had an eye for copying the Old Master style and content. The painting is in a wood carved frame which has attractive paint work at each corner.

    Provenance:
    Presenting Italy, florence (1984)


    Condition Report*: Slight paint loss at far right, otherwise in excellent condition.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2007
    13th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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