A Peasant being Shaved
Paolo Monaldi (1720-1799)
Oil painting on canvas, A Peasant being Shaved by Paolo Monaldi (1720 - 1799), initialled PM on the pot. An upright view of a peasant seated on a rock in front of a shelter in a landscape, on the left. A barber stands in front of him with his arms around his head and face shaving. On the right, a woman is seated, with her back to the viewer, watching with a cat, a stool and a barrel beside her.
Acquired by Henry Hoare II (1705-85) and thence by descent. Given to the National Trust along with the house, its grounds, and the rest of contents by Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare, 6th Bt (1865 – 1947) in 1946.
Stourhead, The Hoare Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Recto: Initialled on pot bottom right : PM Verso : Inscribed on back of stretcher: Top Picture Left Handside Verso: Stamp on frame TRD
Makers and roles
Paolo Monaldi (1720-1799), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Andrea Locatelli (Rome 1695 – Rome 1741?)