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Giuseppe Bonito 1707-89

Portrait of a Man Smoking a Pipe

Details

Artist

Giuseppe Bonito 1707-89

Title

Portrait of a Man Smoking a Pipe

Date

About 1730

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H: 85 x W: 65 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0304.S

Collection

Naples

Status

On Display

In this early portrait, Giuseppe Bonito skilfully renders the details of the sitter’s face, hand and costume against a simple background. Bonito was acclaimed for his portraits, religious painting and everyday life or ‘genre’ scenes, and in 1751 he was appointed the official painter to the King of Naples.

Giuseppe Bonito Portrait of a Man Smoking a Pipe About 1730 © Compton Verney