Oil painting on canvas, A Youth, attributed to Carlo Maratta (Camerano 1625 – Rome 1713), possibly Jakob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639 - Paris 1700), circa 1700. A head-and-shoulder portrait of a youth, turned to right, head facing. He is wearing a blue coat, lace stock with red bow, blue bow at right shoulder. Restoration has obscured the artist's original intentions.
Attingham collection; and thence by descent; bequeathed to the National Trust by Edith Teresa Hulton, Lady Berwick (1890-1972).
Marks and inscriptions
On stretcher (top) (on brown label): I Cijuarris Pencirius (?)
On stretcher (top) (on Boots Label): 84
On stretcher (left) : W. Freeman & Sons Ltd., Pictiure Restorers, 43-44 Albemarle St., London No. (in ink) - 11 + & (F)
On stretcher (bottom) (in pink chalk): ATT/P/048
On stretcher (right) (on label): Attingham
On stretcher (right): 31
On reverse of frame (top): W.F. & S. No. 11 + 7 (F)
On reverse of frame (bottom) (on label, partly obscured): Taken from the drawing room - 14/12/16, ... 2VB (?). (blue chalk) Nat. Trust, (pink chalk) ATT/PF/048
On reverse of frame (right): 31
Makers and roles
attributed to Carlo Maratta (Camerano 1625 – Rome 1713), engraver
possibly Jakob Ferdinand Voet (Antwerp 1639 - Paris 1700), engraver