Italian Caravaggesque Painter early 17th century - Portrait of a Philosopher

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Italian Caravaggesque Painter early 17th century

Portrait of a Philosopher

Oil on canvas (relined). 63 x 49 cm.

This impressive image shows a middle aged man engrossed debate and presumably depicts a philosopher. It is not clear which apostle the work intends to portray, as it lacks any identifying attributes. What is clear is that the artist was well-acquainted with the works of Caravaggio and was able to draw on both his repertoire of robust, primarily rustic characters and his dramatic use of light.

Provenance

Private ownership, France

Lot 2022 Dα

Estimate:
25.000 € - 30.000 €

Result:
156.250 €