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Caricature of the son of a Florentine merchant; a young man, head and shoulders, seen in profile, facing left; with short curly hair, his mouth half-open.
Pen and brown ink
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Height: 130 millimetres (sheet)
Width: 95 millimetres
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- See curatorial comment for 1871,0812.818.
The inscription translates: “The son of a merchant from Florence who was a good friend of Signor Minucci; he came to Rome to learn how to paint and did nothing”
The sitter has not been identified. A Ferdinando Minucci (active 1722-1737), recorded as a Florentine financier who was treasurer of the Apostolic Chamber, was also involved in the Roman dramaturgical scene (see Claudio de Domincis, ‘Amministrazione Pontificia 1716-1870. Repertorio Biografico’ Rome 2017 (online resource), 'Chi era chi', vol. II, ad vocem; Saverio Franchi, ‘Drammaturgia Romana. II (1701-1750)’, Rome 1997, pp. LXXXVI,180).
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