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Giacomo Ceruti, il Pitocchetto (Milan 1698-1767)
Giacomo Ceruti, il Pitocchetto (Milan 1698-1767)

Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a blue velvet jacket, a gold-embroidered waistcoat and a red cape, in a feigned oval

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Giacomo Ceruti, il Pitocchetto (Milan 1698-1767)
Portrait of a gentleman, half-length, in a blue velvet jacket, a gold-embroidered waistcoat and a red cape, in a feigned oval
oil on canvas
31.5/8 x 24.5/8 in. (80.3 x 62.5 cm.)
Literature
M. Gregori, Giacomo Ceruti, Cinisello Balsamo, 1982, p. 472, pl. 236.

Lot Essay

Professor Mina Gregori, loc. cit., dates this picture to Ceruti's years in Milan, where he is recorded from 1757 until his death, pointing out that, the portraits of this period, 'si distingue per la confidenza e il modo informale con cui il pittore ne rivela l'umanità'.
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