16th or 17th century painting of Castruccio Castricane or Castracani, oil on canvas laid down on masonite panel, depicting a head and shoulder profile view of the military leader and Duke of Lucca, who lived from 1281-1328. Unsigned. Titled "CASTRVCIO.CASTRO.CANIS" in faint gold letter above portrait. Housed in a contemporary giltwood frame. Panel – 25" H x 20" W. Framed – 29" H x 24" W. Note: The painting is likely from a so-called "Uomini Famoi" ("Famous Men") series, a derivation of the image by Antonio Maria Crespi (1580-1630, known as Il Bustino), which is now owned by an Italian museum (Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, in Milan). CONDITION: Excellent restored condition; professionally conserved in 1964 by Clements Robertson, resident conservator at the City Art Museum of St. Louis. Canvas is laid down on masonite panel.
Lot 679: After John Constable, O/C "The Cornfield" Previous Item Lot 681: French School 18th C. oil, Girl w/ Cherries and Flowers Next Item