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A pair of 19th Century Italian portraits M Gianni

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circa 1880

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  • €737 Euro
  • $825 US Dollar

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A pair of 19th Century Italian portraits M Gianni

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Super charming pair of 19th century portraits. These two are the antithesis of so much of Victorian portraiture: Young, happy, working class and beautiful. 

This young man knows he looks great, while the young lady seems embarassed and flattered at the attention. Together they make for a wondeful pairing and demonstrate a degree of unforced naturalism rare in portraiture of any age.

The canvases are in good overall condition, with just some baginess to the bottoms where the wooden support structure of the frame has pushed against them. They are unglazed so may benefit from a professional clean, though the colour does seem clean and bright to both.

The frames are gorgeous and have the original unrestored gilding though there are losses to the gesso. See images for detail, please feel free to request further images.

Pictures inclusive of frame are 55cm x 43cm each. Italian, 19th Century by M Gianni.

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Dimensions: 

  • H: 55cm (21.65in)
  • W: 43cm (16.93in)

Period: 

circa 1880

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We are Rebecca Roche and Alex Coward.

Our background is in the visual arts, and we value craftsmanship and skill in all things.  This love for quality and beauty, and the scarcity of it in so much of modern manufacturing, has led us to this venture: A Bohemian boutique offering rare, unusual antiques, art pieces and vintage items for the home and garden.

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Our style is not for the faint hearted!

We lean towards the highly decorative.  If you don't immediately recoil at the prospect of having a huge polychrome carved Balinese temple door in your living room you are in the right place.  We don't do beige or magnolia and we may not be the landlords go to choice, but why choose neutrals when you can have Turquoise or Gold?

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We like painted things, woven things, carved things and gilded things.  If it is unique and beautiful, if the hand of the artist is present, we like it.  We love great design, elegant lines, bold colour. And gilded things.

We source items from across the ages, from 18th Century Asia to 20th Century Europe.  We want to help you create bespoke interiors, to mix and match; to provide an eclectic, rich, opulent and exotic living environment.

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