Gustavo Mancinelli (Italian 1842-1906)

Portrait of a young man

Gustavo Mancinelli

Signed and dated u.r.: Mancinelli/Geny (?). 1882, pencil

16.8 x 14.3 cm; 6.6 x 5.6 inches

David M. Daniels and Stevan Beck Baloga, their sale at Sotheby’s 29 October 2002, lot 116

Shepherd Gallery, R.J.M. Olsen, ‘Italian 19th Century Drawings and Watercolours, An Album: Camuccini & Minardi to Mancini & Balla,’, Spring 1976, no. 155, ill. p. 45;

The American Federation of Arts, ‘Italian Drawings 1780-1890’, March 1980-January 1981, no 84

This is an exceptionally fine drawing by this Italian portrait painter who lived for most of his life in Naples where he was honorary Professor of the Institute of Fine Arts. His subjects included Umberto I and Margherita di Savoia (1884) and other Italian aristocrats, as well as Orientalist and historical work.