Portrait of Petruccio (Pietro Ugolino), Playing an Archlute (Primary Title)

Paolo de Matteis, Italian, 1662 - 1728 (Artist)

ca. 1690
Oil on canvas
Unframed: 41 1/8 × 36 3/8 × 7/8 in. (104.46 × 92.39 × 2.22 cm)
Framed: 50 1/4 × 45 1/2 × 2 1/8 in. (127.64 × 115.57 × 5.4 cm)
Not on view
No evidence of signature present.
1. "Esculea Neapolita", written by hand in fine cursive script (red paint), top stretcher member. 2. "1,05 x 0,93", written by hand in block print (graphite), top stretcher member. 3. "F"(?)"11777", written by hand in block print (white chalk), back of lining canvas (top half). 4. "OMP (illeg. letter or number) 5", written by hand in block print (white chalk), proper right stretcher member. 5. "63", written in fine script (iron gall ink?) atop a white paper label with a decorated blue border, adhered to lower, proper right corner of stretcher. 6. One remnant of a rectangular paper label (no markings), adhered to top, proper left corner of stretcher. 7. One remnant of a Martinspeed LTD. sticker (adhered to back of frame, upper corner of proper right member). 8. One old paper label reading, "JUNTA DE INCAUTACION Y PROTEC- / CION DEL PATRIMONION ARTISTICO / N.o de Inventario ...(strikethough illeg.).....100 / Procedencia..Almazán........... /.........4.................." (adhered to back of frame, lower corner (proper right).
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., by exchange and Gift of the Josephine Bay Paul and Michael Paul Foundation, Inc., and the Charles Ulrick and Joseph Bay Foundation, Inc., by exchange
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, La Musica en las Artes Plasticas, June 1967, p. 21, as Francesco Solimena.

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