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Portrait of a young Man

Photo credit: Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

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Of high quality, this painting is likely to be a portrait, although it also belongs to a popular type of eighteenth-century genre with half-length figures in mildly exotic dress. Formerly attributed to Piazzetta, this painting is probably by Luigi Crespi, painted in the mid-1740s at a time when he was establishing himself independently of his celebrated father.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Oxford


Date

mid-1740s

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 79 x W 63 cm

Accession number

WA1927.4

Acquisition method

Presented by A. H. Buttery, 1927

Work type

Painting


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