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Francesco Mires
  • M. Francia, artist
    active: Italy
    Giovanni Domenico Ferretti
    1692–1768
    born: Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy) ; active: Grand Duchy of Tuscany (present-day Italy)
  • Francesco Mires, mid 1700s
  • Where object was made: Italy
  • etching, engraving
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 340 x 255 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/8 x 10 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift from the Edward A. and Inge Maser Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2005.0195.02
Description

Monochromatic portrait of a man. He is shown from the waist up, his body tilted to the left and looking at the viewer. He has a dark gray shirt with a white scarf loosely wrapped around his neck. He has gray shoulder-length curly hair. He is holding a painting of a man and woman at a desk and a painter’s palette in his left hand. He is holding a maul stick in his right hand and leans on a ledge. There is an easel behind him. The background is gray. There are two lines of black text centered below the image and text in the bottom left and right corners.