LaurieAnnie

LaurieAnnie

Posted on 04/12/2014


Photo taken on January  5, 2012


See also...


Keywords

art
Philadelphia
19thCentury
PA
Pennsylvania
painting
museum
FujiFinePixS6000fd
portrait
2012
Italian


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

131 visits

Boy with Toy Soldiers by Antonio Mancini in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 2012

Boy with Toy Soldiers by Antonio Mancini in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, January 2012
Boy with Toy Soldiers

Antonio Mancini, Italian, 1852 - 1930

Date: c. 1876

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 29 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches (74.9 x 62.9 cm)

Curatorial Department: European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection

Object Location: Gallery 159, European Art 1850-1900, first floor (Annenberg Galleries)

Accession Number: 2004-108-2

Credit Line: Vance N. Jordan Collection, 2004

Label:
Mancini sold this picture for the small sum of two hundred francs to his friend, the well-known French writer Paul Bourget, after declaring to him, "You can not imagine how much I need to earn money." It was painted in Naples, between the artist's two trips to Paris in 1875 and 1877 and was inspired by reports of the ongoing Russo-Turkish War. The model Luigiello appears again in the same lace-collared costume he wore five years earlier in After the Duel. A black glove covers one hand, while the other is bare, a juxtaposition that held some enduring fascination for Mancini, who repeated the idea several more times, including in self-portraits.

Provenance: Paul Bourget (1852-1935), Paris, 1870's [1]. Sale, Sotheby's, New York, May 23, 1996, no. 200 (illus.); purchased by Vance N. Jordan (1943-2003), New York. 1. Bourget met Mancini around 1874 and acquired several of his works, including this painting, over the next few years (see Sotheby's catalogue entry).

Text from: www.philamuseum.org/collections/permanent/283507.html?mulR=1721109724|6

Comments