39: Manner Giovanni Francesco Guerrieri Renaissance Y
Manner Giovanni Francesco Guerrieri Renaissance Young Woman Old Master Subject Painting w/ Italian & French Labels Ornate Carved Gilt Gesso Museum Frame
Manner of or after GUERRIERI, Giovanni Francesco (Italian Mannerist, life dates 1589-1655, student of Gentileschi): Young female Renaissance beauty portrait, the woman holding an ermine stole and gazing pensively towards the viewer. Oil on canvas 27 inches high by 22 inches wide, 37 inches high by 26 1/2 inches wide by 3 1/4 inches deep frame including crest, extensively signed and or inscribed verso (since obscured by conservation) with 19th century Italian embossed seal inscribed Firenze on reverse of canvas and 19th century French embossed label on reverse of frame.
Provenance: Central Florida collection.
Painting not lined. Painting has a patch to the right of the sitter’s head, heavy craquelure on and about sitter’s neck and additional craquelure that is less heavy on and about subjects face. There is some rippling to the canvas across upper edge away from the subject and stretcher bar wear bottom portion. Various areas of in-painting from old conservation at the time of the patch. An old consolidating pigment has been applied to the reverse of the canvas obscuring both the patch and what appear to be an extensive signature and or an inscription. Frame is in generally sound estate condition. Very attractive with some older, scattered conservations. Gilt patina has age but may have originally had a gold leaf surface. Crack to upper left corner rocaille decoration.