• RARE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY AFTER GIORGIONE SELF PORTAIT AS DAVID OLD MASTER BEST

 THIS PAINTING IS BEING SOLD FRAMED. OFFERED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS A GENUINE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED OIL ON CANVAS AFTER GIORGIONE'S ATTRIBUTED PORTRAIT OF DAVID. THIS SUPERB RENDITION IS AS INTENSE AS IT IS CAPTIVATING. THE ARTIST HAS CAPTURED THE HUMAN SENSIBILITIES OF WHAT SEEMS TO TRANSLATE INTO A NONCHALANT MELANCHOLY . QUITE AN EXTREME JUXTAPOSITION OF MOOD AND TEMPERAMENT THAT MAKES THIS PAINTING COMPELLING FOR THE VIEWER. THERE ARE NUMEROUS SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT REGARDING THIS WORK ATTRIBUTED TO GIORGIONE . THE ORIGINAL IS SAID TO HANG IN THE Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum,in Braunschweig. IT HAS ALSO BEEN WRITTEN THAT BASED ON AN ENGRAVING  BY WENCELAUS HOLLAR IN 1650 THE ORIGINAL HAS PRESUMABLY BEEN TRIMMED AS HOLLAR'S ENGRAVING CLEARLY ILLUSTRATES A LEDGE WITH THE SLAIN HEAD OF GOLIATH. THIS IMAGE HAS CAUSED MUCH CONTROVERSY AMONGST  ART HISTORIANS AS TO AUTHORSHIP. IT HAS ALSO BEEN WRITTEN THAT THE PORTRAIT IS IN FACT A SELF PORTRAIT OF GIORGIONE AS DAVID. WHEREVER THE TRUTH LIES THIS IMAGE IS WELL RECOGNIZED BY ART CONNOISSEURS THE WORLD OVER. IN THIS VERSION THE HAIR AND CHEST SEEM TO DISAPPEAR INTO DARKNESS LEAVING A FAINT GLIMPSE OF OUTLINE TO THE THROAT. THE ARMOUR THAT RESTS UPON HIS SHOULDER REFLECTS SOME LIGHT BUT IT IS WITHIN THE FACE THAT THIS COMPOSITION COMES TO LIFE. EARLY IMAGES OF THIS WORK ARE CONSIDERED RARE AS IT WAS NOT PROLIFICALLY COPIED. A MUST HAVE FOR THE ASTUTE ART CONNOISSEUR!   DATE: CIRCA 1800-1900 ARTIST:  UNKNOWN OLD MASTER CONDITION: THIS PAINTING REMAINS IN EXTREMELY GOOD AND STABLE CONDITION FOR IT'S AGE. OBVIOUSLY WEAR IS COMMENSURATE WITH AGE, SOME CRACKELURE PARTICULARLY SURROUNDING THE FACE AND THE NECK.THE PAINTING HAS A LAYER OF SEMI-GLOSS VARNISH APPLIED TO THE FACE ONLY WHICH HAS CREATED AN ILLUMINATED FACIAL IMPRESSION. THE PAINTING HAS BEEN RE-LINED PROBABLY IN THE 20TH CENTURY - A SMALL AREA OF IN-PAINT IN LEFT HAND QUARTER SECTION ( THE DARK AREA ) - BUYER WILL BE WELL PLEASED !! MEASUREMENTS: IMAGE ONLY- 49 CM WIDE X 61 CM HIGH - THE FRAME IS A MODERN REPRODUCTION BUT IT DOES COMPLIMENT THE IMAGE. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR INTERSTING ITEMS ALL QUESTIONS BEFORE BIDDING PLEASE

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RARE ANTIQUE 19TH CENTURY AFTER GIORGIONE SELF PORTAIT AS DAVID OLD MASTER BEST

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