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Melancholy

Francesco Hayez

The work, executed between 1840 and 1842, is full of erudite references to the Italian and European pictorial tradition: from reflections on the 16th-century painting of the Veneto exemplified by the treatment of the clothing, which echoes the textural effects of Savoldo and Titian, to the citation of Flemish still lifes.
The painting was bequeathed to Brera in 1889 by Marchese Filippo Ala Ponzoni.

Download hi-res image TITLE Melancholy
AUTHOR Francesco Hayez
DATE 1840-1842
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 138 × 101
INVENTORY 6331
ROOM XXXVII
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