Giosuè Scotti
Portrait of an artist
Circa 1771

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18th century Italian old master for kings and queens, Giosue Scotti, possibly a self-portrait of the artist.

Head and shoulders, wearing a a white blouse and a red cape in a typical Italian artist way of fashion by that time, and carrying his artist's palette on the left hand. Colors are beautiful. The varnish in excellent condition.
This only painting was cleaned by an specialist in the 18th Century painting restoration.
The painting is presented in a elegant gold leaf frame. All in a excellent condition.
Signed on the back: Josue Scotti pittore di Milano

Oil Painted on a lime tree wood panel.

Dimensions :
With frame : 55x45 cm
Without : 43,5 cm x34 cm.

About Giosue Scotti : Son of Pietro Scotti, born in Laino, Italy in 1729, died in Saint Petersburg in 1785. The painter made important architectural ceiling painting for kings and queens. Once, invited by the Great Catherine II of Russia to paint for her in Saint Petersburg, he caught cold painting and died in Russia. From dictionary Bénézit, of famous paints and sculptures.


    Giosuè Scotti (1729-1785, Italian)
    Creation Year
    Circa 1771
    21.65 in. H x 17.72 in. W x 1.57 in. D
    Seller Location
    Paris, France
    Reference Number
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