A large 19th century oil on canvas portrait of Beatrice Cenci

This is a beautiful original Victorian oil portrait painting, signed and dating to 1857 (verso).

This large painting is after the original portrait of Beatrice Cenci (1577-1599) attributed to Reni or Sirani.

Cenci was beheaded for killing her incestuous father, but lived on in legend to become a symbol to the people of Rome of resistance against the arrogant aristocracy. It is related that every year on the night before the anniversary of her death, she comes back to the bridge where she was executed, carrying her severed head.

Simply framed and ready to grace any wall.


All approximate

Framed 68cm x 55.5cm

Aperture 54cm x 41.5cm

Condition: Where there are specific points to note we will detail these as far as possible but please be aware that all our items have wear commensurate with age and are as seen in the photographs. If you require any specific information please do not hesitate to get in contact. Please note that there is some paint loss along lower edge with craquelure throughout. Frame included free of charge. 



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