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After Angelo Caroselli Allegory of Vanity Miniature Painting
  • After Angelo Caroselli Allegory of Vanity Miniature Painting
  • After Angelo Caroselli Allegory of Vanity Miniature Painting
  • After Angelo Caroselli Allegory of Vanity Miniature Painting
  • After Angelo Caroselli Allegory of Vanity Miniature Painting
  • After Angelo Caroselli Allegory of Vanity Miniature Painting

After Angelo Caroselli Allegory of Vanity Miniature Painting

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£2,500.00


Product Description

This exceptionally fine watercolour miniature was painted by Charles Carafon during the second half of the 18th century.

The composition is taken from Angelo Caroselli’s (1585-1653) “Allegory of Vanity” at the Corsini Palace in Rome. When the miniature was made, the larger painting would have been attributed to Carlo Saraceni (1579-1620).

A written label on the reverse reads: “Vanity | Pt. Charles Serraceno (Carlo Saraceni)|Le Tableaux Originale existe dans la Galleria de Prince Corsini |Roma Miniature paint sur l’ivoire Charles Carafon |Via Sistina 123, Roma.

Nothing can be found about Charles Carafon, though he is evidently a talented painter and possibly part of the circle of Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779), whose studio on the Via Sistina was just 200 meters away from Carafon’s. This burgeoning community of miniaturists, active in the eternal city at that time, were there to satisfy the demand for fine quality, portable copies of old masters.

The miniature has been framed in a later gilt-composition frame.

Size of Frame: 29.8 x 26.2 x 3.3cm
Size of Image: 15.7 x 12.2cm
Weight: 827g

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