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Hi - my brother has recently bought at auction an oil on canvas of the bust of a female. My brother believes the artist to be Rosalba Carriera and thinks it might even be a self portrait. Canvas size is 14.5" wide x 17.5" high and has what appears to be a studio number  - 251 -  painted in the top right hand corner. Be very grateful for any comments.

Hi Stuart

It is always diffecult to say if it is exactly from the hand of Carriera or "school of Carriera". At first sight i agree with your brother that the artist is from the circle of Carriera. However I need more pictures to give a more clear answer. Please send me a few to my email - I would like one of the back, front and closeups of labels.

Best Regards, Soren

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Søren Holmstrup


I can answer questions regarding Venetian paintings. ALL QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOT RELEVANT WILL BE REJECTED.


I have been a collector for several years.

I have studied art on my own for as long as I can remember.

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