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Portrait of Luigi Scaramuccia

Francesco Cairo

The sitter – depicted with freedom and intense vibrancy seated before a column – has been identified as Luigi Scaramuccia, a painter and historian from Perugia who was in Milan in 1657, or alternatively as Milanese poet and diplomat Fulvio Testi. Seated, yet swinging around as though someone had suddenly attracted his attention, the man rests his hand on a book with the letters «F.P.TI» on the bottom of the pages. The painting relies for its effect on a symphony of browns set off by the large blue curtain.

Download hi-res image TITLE Portrait of Luigi Scaramuccia
AUTHOR Francesco Cairo
DATE c. 1655
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 95 x 73
INVENTORY 441
ROOM XXXII
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