Self-Portrait of Giorgione
Antonacci Lapiccirella Fine Art
ITALIAN PAINTING THROUGH FIVE CENTURIES
(Possagno 1757 – Venice 1822)
“Self-portrait of Giorgione”
Oil on wood, 72.5 x 64 cm
Price “approaching 1 million pounds”
A sensational rediscovery of a daring painterly trick played by Antonio Canova on the greatest artists in Rome. Canova presented the work, Self-portrait of Giorgione, to his fellow artists as an original. His peers adored it, and thanks to the mastery with which Canova had painted it, acclaimed it as an authentic work by the revered Venetian 16th-century painter. Self-portrait of Giorgione, famed in art history circles, had been thought lost since it was painted.