Spanish School - Portrait of a Young Man - Circa 1845

Portrait of a young man, posing at a three quarter angle and slightly turned to meet the viewer’s eye. Our elegant sitter is dressed and combed as per the style of the times, wearing a black suit, a narrow grey waistcoat, a white shirt and black bow tie. This young man might have been a Spanish trader with ties to Latin America, since he holds a lit cigar in his hand and on the table in front of him we see a tipped multicolour case, several cigars and a row of matches. Behind him, a classic-style column and a thick ochre curtain close the space.

Artist: Unknown (Unsigned).
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good overall condition. Slight signs of recent restoration visible.
Dimensions: 70 x 56 cm. / 27 1/2 x 22 in.
Frame: 80 x 66 cm. / 31 1/2 x 26 in. Gilt wood and stucco, probably original.
Origin: Spain.