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Attributed to manner of Guercino (Italian painter and draftsman, 1591-1666) , The Duet (Scene From an Opera)

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Title The Duet (Scene From an Opera)
Collection Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Attributed to manner of Guercino (Italian painter and draftsman, 1591-1666)
Date Earliest about 1700
Date Latest about 1800
Description A theatrical pairing of a man and woman, depicted in half-length. He, on the left, wears a red robe, tied at the waist, with short sleeves. He holds a violin in his left hand. She holds a dramatic pose with her left hand extended in front of her and her right hand drawn to her chest. There is a red sky visible to the right. The style is reminiscent of Guercino, one of the most influential of seventeenth-century Italian artists, but the quality makes it more likely to be a later work in his style.
Current Accession Number 1868-40
Subject everyday life (musical duet)
Measurements 112 x 140 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Thomas Agnew 1868.
Notes In 1952 A.C. Sewter (Dept. History of Art, Manchester University) thought that this work may be by Guercino but because the work has been repainted so extensively that a secure attribution would be impossible.
Rights Owner Salford Museum and Art Gallery
Author Lisa Howard
 

 

 

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