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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, Roman, active 17th century.
Title A Boy of the Rospigliosi-Pallavicini Family Dressed in Various Costumes (Part III).
Date 17th Century.
Found In A Boy of the Rospigliosi-Pallavicini Family Dressed in Various Costumes.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 53 x 46 in. (each) (approximately).
oil on canvas.


Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Roman School (17th century) 723-1a III    NON-REQUESTABLE
Series Boy of the Rospigliosi-Pallavicini Family Dressed in Various Costumes.
Provenance (b) Seven on the eight pictures in the 1931 sale had come from the Rospigliosi-Pallavicini family collection, Rome;
(b) to these was added an eighth picture of the same boy in costume, but not from the same series, (c) the added picture may be identified from Zeri's description as that in a girl's dress, with many flowers;
(a) Sale, Palazzo Corrodi, Rome, Prince Gerolamo Rospigliosi and Other Collections, April 28 - May 5, 1931, lot 207 (eight canvases) (as French School, second half of the 17th century);
(b) all but one of the pictures are now in the Museo di Roma, (d) in the Palazzo Braschi, Rome, (b) one was owned in 1953 by Marchese Alberto Theodoli, Rome (c) (since we cannot identify from Zeri's statement, which of the seven canvases not specifically indicated as in the Museo di Roma was that in the private collection (and may perhaps later, for that matter, join the series in the Museo di Roma), it has been necessary to group all eight here as if all, instead of seven, of them were in the Museo di Roma.).
Current repository Museo di Roma, Rome, Italy, public.
Attribution history (a) French School, 2nd half 17th c. There is an affinity with Pier Francesco Cittadini which might lead us to think about an Italian artist, but the richness of the costumes take us to assure the attribution to the French school; (b,c) Roman School, 2nd half 17th c. It is difficult to be sure of the artist's personal style in which he evidently had to follow non-Roman, even non-Italian. Compare with pictures reproduced in Gradmann and Catto, 1944, pl.23 and 25. Since the "pupil of Maratta" is not named, and was doubtless a Roman painter, the picture may be retained under this general attribution; (b) Workshop of Carlo Maratta. The old attribution of the series to Benedetto Luti, should also be kept in mind; (g) Carlo Maratta. Or by one of his pupils; (e) Workshop of Giovanni Biliverti. Probably Giovanni Maria Morandi, whose technnique is recalled, though we no longer know his portraits, which were highly regarded during his stay in Vienna; (h) Benedetto Luti.
Subject (a) The portrait of the little boy dressed as a girl, with sumptuous jewels elaborate brocades, and flowers, against a landscape background; (c) The costume seen in the portrait reproduced in plate 4, appears to be that of a well-to-do woman in Bern, Switzerland.
Images Photostat, Frick Library photostat from Sale, Palazzo Corrodi, Rome. Prince Gerolamo Rospigliosi and Other Collections. April 28 - May 5, 1931, lot 207, pl.9 (in fantastic Oriental costume)
Photostat, Frick Library photostat from Sale, Palazzo Corrodi, Rome. Prince Gerolamo Rospigliosi and Other Collections. April 28 - May 5, 1931, lot 207, pl.10 (in fancy costume with ribbon loop trimmings)
Digital image, 10993g.tif photograph March 6, 1999
Digital image, 10993h.tif photograph March 6, 1999
Sources (a) Sale, Prince Gerolamo Rospigliosi and Other Collections Sale, Palazzo Corrodi, Rome, Italy, 28 April to 5 May 1931, p.32, lot 207.
(b) La Galleria Pallavicini in Rome, Federico Zeri, 1959, pp.218 and 219, fig.395.
(c) Frick Art Reference Library (DMH), July 1960.
(d) Il Museo di Roma e la Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna a Palazzo Braschi, Rome, Pietrangeli, and others, 1952 (title page).
(e) Voss, Malerei des Barock in Rom, 1925, pp.591 and 592.
(f) Annotation on back of photograph from the Gabinetto Fotografico Nazionale, Rome, received by exchange.
(g) Verbally, John Spike, 6 July 1994 (at the Frick Art Reference Library).
(h) Catalogue of the Pallavicini Rospigliosi Collection, Rome, Minard, manuscript, 1856, fig.784.
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School, Roman, active 17th century.
Art, Italian.
Other subject Portraits: Children: Boys.
Form Italian School.
Paintings (visual works)
Reproductions.
Related corporate bodies Museo di Roma.
Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Roman School (17th century), 17th C.
Variant attribution French School (17th century).
Maratta, Carlo, workshop of.
Biliverti, Giovanni.
Luti, Benedetto.

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