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Self-Portrait Gm-10866801

Self-Portrait Gm-10866801

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Gaetano Sabatini (Italian, 1703–1732) A deaf mute, Gaetano Sabatini created the self-portrait in the center medallion the year before he died. Wearing a turban, he holds his palette and brushes in his left hand while resting his right hand on his maulstick. Sabatini's application of chalk ranges from crisp lines for contours and accents to soft modeling for his face and sleeve. His variety enhances the sensuous quality of the black chalk, giving the viewer a strong sense of its texture and feel.

Gaspare Redi, a copyist and mount-maker, created the ornamental frame, or cartouche. Florentine nobleman Francesco Maria Niccolò Gabburri, who assembled a large series of drawn portraits and self-portraits of artists, hired them both. Gabburri probably requested that Sabatini use the oval format, which he preferred for his collection. The tradition of collectors using ornamental frames to set off their drawings began with Giorgio Vasari. Unlike Vasari, who decorated a separate sheet to use as his mount, Redi used the same paper as Sabatini, allowing for a better integration of image and the surrounding decorative frame.

Art Prints are printed on heavy matte finish German art paper using the finest Canon archival inks. Frame is black natural with a white mattboard and Acrylite glazing.

Wall Murals are printed on 42" matte finish, self-adhesive Kodak PhotoText fabric panels that combine and mount easily on a non textured wall surface. We can custom make to any size, just ask.

Stretched Canvas is stretched by hand over 1.5" thick pine bars and printed on cotton poly matte finish canvas. Each canvas is hand coated with Hahnemuhle UV/Archive coating, these are Swiss quality best in industry canvases.


All our images are digitized from the original negative , printed and assembled in Switzerland to museum standards by our master printer.

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Artwork in this collection is from The J. Paul Getty Museum. Reproduction rights are reserved by the copyright owner and used under license by Archivea GmbH. .

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