FRANCESCO HAYEZ (Venice 1791 - Milan 1882)
Self-Portrait at the age of 78
Oil on canvas
74 x 59 cm (29 ¹/₈ x 23 ¹/₄ inches)
Description: The superb quality of this outstanding painting makes it a worthy addition to the considerable body of Selfportraits by Francesco Hayez, some twenty of which are known or recorded. Most of them – thirteen, to be precise – are now to be found in such leading Italian museums as the Pinacoteca di Brera and the Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan, the Gallerie degli Uffizi in Florence and the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice.