May 24, 2010

Head of a Bearded Man or Philosopher Gazing Upwards.

Original 17th Century Italian Painting: Attr. Bernardo Strozzi. (1581-1644).

The Painting:

Attr. Bernardo Strozzi, il Prete Genovese (1581-1644). Head of a Bearded Man or Philosopher Gazing Upwards. Oil on Canvas. 62 x 51 in-frame; 47 x 38 cm., out-of frame, relined. “Bernardo Strozzi was a principal figure in the development of painting in seventeenth century Genoa and Venice” (Ref: Christies). This is a very fine and attractive portrait, quite possibly based on a live sitter, and one which exhibits Strozzi’s broad and expressive brushstrokes.strozzi1

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