This is a beautiful antique late 19th Century oil on canvas painting titled “The Necklace”, by Carlo Ferranti and signed “C Ferranti Roma” lower left.
The painting features a seated gentleman gifting a pearl necklace to a lady with a friend admiring the it, all dressed in period costumes in a traditional interior.
It is housed in its original and very decorative glazed Barbizon giltwood frame and is in ready to hang condition.
Add this splendid antique painting to a very special wall in your home.
In excellent condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.
The glazed frame has protected the surface well and there are no signs of damage or restoration.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 72 x Width 87 x Depth 9.5 – Frame
Height 41 x Width 56 – Canvas
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 4 inches x Width 2 foot, 10 inches x Depth 4 inches – Frame
Height 1 foot, 4 inches x Width 1 foot, 10 inches – Canvas
Carlo Ferranti (1840 – 1908)
Whilst records of Carlo Ferranti’s life are scarce his paintings frequently appear on the international art market and are characterised by great technical proficiency. Rome in the mid-nineteenth century was a ‘mecca’ for aspiring art scholars and the competitions for the Rome Academies annual ‘Prix de Rome’ contests was international and fierce. Ferranti’s compositions fall directly into the popular fashion of the day for figurative genre pieces often peopled by elegant figures in period costume and with amorous, amusing or anecdotal motive.
Our reference: A2843