Portrait of a Young Dandy – Circa 1845



Portrait of a young dandy, posing at a three quarter angle and slightly turned to meet the viewer’s eye. Our elegant sitter is dressed and combed according to 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 general condition. Slight signs of recent restoration visible.

Dimensions: 56 x 70 cm. / 22 x 27.6 in.

Frame: 66 x 80 cm. / 26 x 31.5 in. Gilt wood and stucco, probably original.

Provenance: Barcelona, Spain .