18th century, Italian School, oil on canvas - portrait of a young boy in profile, 31cm x 24cm, in ornate parcel gilt and carved Florentine frame, 71cm x 53cm overall
Sold for £100,000
Re-lined several decades ago. Evidence of cracks (?) or a tear prior to re-lining, a stretcher mark along the lower edge which has been touched in. Some scuffing and scratching but nothing serious - see images to best show the condition - images 14-34 are taken with a flash. The image showing the picture hanging on a wall beside a longcase clock to show the scale. The last 8 images are taken with a UV torch shining across the picture.
Provenace: in the same local family ownership since at the least the early 1950s, but most likely longer than that date.
It has been suggested that this portrait depicts Batholomew Beale, the son of Mary Beale. See the Tate Collection.
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