Gennaro Basile 1722-1782

Self-Portrait

Details

Artist

Gennaro Basile 1722-1782

Title

Self-Portrait

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

H: 63.5 x W: 48.3 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0373.S

Collection

Naples

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Gennaro Basile was born in Naples, but found fame following his appointment as court painter to the Archbishop of Prague. He later won a number of secular and ecclesiastical commissions in the Austrian territories north and east of Vienna. In this self-portrait Basile presents himself as a skilled portrait painter, leaning over his shoulder to look directly at the viewer as if we have just interrupted him at his work.

Gennaro Basile Self-Portrait © Compton Verney

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