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Gaetano Gandolfi

((S. Matteo della Decima, Bologna 1734 – Bologna 1782))

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Gaetano Gandolfi

Bust of an old man with a rosary

Oil on canvas, 56,2 x 45,3 cm

The successful composition of this painting, dazzling in its handling of colour which, despite the dominant shades of brown and the cool pink of the flesh and tunic, vibrates in the gleam of its brushwork and its skilfully measured use of chiaroscuro, allows us to assign it to the hand of the Bolognese painter Gaetano Gandolfi, one of the most highly appreciated Italian painters of his day – the second half of the 18th century – on the vast stage of art not only in Europe but in distant Russia and in the even more distant Americas.


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