Continental School, possibly French, late 18th to early 19th century, oil on canvas portrait of a Catholic Cardinal, depicted wearing robes with a fine lace garment and jeweled ring, and seated next to an elaborate desk with his hand on an open book. Unsigned. Illegible pencil inscriptions en verso of stretcher including word "Paris." Antique giltwood frame with laurel molding at rabbet edge. Sight – 10" H x 8" W. Framed – 13 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. CONDITION: Overall good condition with significant craquelure, tiny piece of white paper adhered to lower right quadrant, under subject's hand; 2 tiny areas of loss, lower right corner and upper right background near edge.
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