“Chess With The Cardinal”
A fine oil on canvas painting by the Italian artist Temistocle Lamesi (1794-1859) depicting an interior scene with a group of people, one of them a cardinal, playing chess.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in the original, beautifully ornate, giltwood frame.
Provenance: UK private collection.
Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition. There are a few scattered spots of re-touching and the painting has been lined.
Measurements: Painting measures 56 x 41cm and the overall frame 83 x 68cm.