1837 Portrait of an Italian Gentleman by Guiseppe Rucellai
Portrait of a Gentleman
Signed Guiseppe O. Rucellai (or Possibly Rucelly)
Dated “Ottob:(October ?), 1837
Grey and sanguine graphite highlighted with white chalk pencil.
Fascinating Dickensian face – perhaps a lawyer, businessman or accountant.
A classic 19th Century portrait. The artist has used a light pink tone in the sitters cheeks and on the medal or insignia on his jacket.
Sheet measures 7 X 10 inches