Francesco Maestosi (Italian, 1822-1883)

The Sala de Saturne in the Pitti Palace, Florence

Signed ‘F. Maestosi’ (lower left)

Oil on canvas

35.3/4 x 47.1/2 (90.7 x 120.5cm.) (excluding frame)

42.1/2 x 54in. (108 x 137.5cm.) (including frame)

Rather unusually for this artist somebody has taken the effort of detailing the pictures on view such as works by Andrea del Sarto, Carlo Dolci and Correggio. These works don’t come up very often but the artist seems to have dedicated his career to painting different rooms in the Pitti Palace in exceptional detail. This is a large example and in particularly good condition.

Condition: In good condition. Not relined. Paint surface stable, possible varnish discolouration and surface dirt, may benefit a clean and varnish but otherwise in excellent order. In a gilt composite frame, some craquelure. 

Price: £15,500