Roman Vagabond

Antonio Amorosi

Antonio Amorosi - Roman Vagabond
Amorosi concentrated on genre scenes from folk life starting in the 1710s. His chiaroscuro is based on post- Caravaggio Roman painting, but the milieu of the northern Bamboccianti suited him better thematically, as he shared their aesthetic sensibility, the depiction of sample people, abbreviated caricature and factual realism, all of which are apparent in this brilliant portrait of a Roman pariah.
measurements: height 87 cm
width 67 cm
material: canvas
technique: oil
inventory number: O 2574
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters