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Portrait of a Gentleman
  • Gaspare Giovanni Traversi
    born: Naples, Italy ; died: Rome, Italy
  • Portrait of a Gentleman, late 1700s
  • Where object was made: Naples, Italy
  • oil on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 91.5 x 66 cm
    Canvas/Support: 36 x 26 in
    Frame Dimensions: 40 3/4 x 32 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1969.0001

Half-length portrait of a man in a light blue and gold jacket over a white shirt with ruffles down the front and at the collar. He has gray curly hair (wig?) and is turning slightly to the right. He has a red cloak over his proper right shoulder. He is wearing a ring on his pinky on his proper left hand, which is also holding a piece of paper with a wax seal. Below it is a piece of paper with text on a brown book. The background is a dark neutral color.