Antonio Mancini 1852-1930
T00213 Recto: Self-Portraitc.1906
Verso: Three Self-Portrait Studiesc.1906
Inscribed 'Antonio Mancini | prega la | gentillisima signorina | Ina Wertheimer | perchè faceva buono | pittore il suo | servo ant. | Mancini' b.r.
Oil on paper, 21 1/2 x 14 7/8 (54.5 x 38)
Presented by John Mathias 1958
Prov:Ena Wertheimer (later Mrs Mathias), London; John Mathias, London
John S. Sargent, one of Mancini's greatest admirers, introduced the artist to Mr and Mrs Asher Wertheimer, who commissioned him to paint a portrait in oils of Mrs Wertheimer, now in the possession of Mrs Wilson-Young, and a portrait in pastel of their daughter Ena Wertheimer, which now belongs to Anthony Mathias. Mancini gave these self-portrait studies to Ena Wertheimer with a friendly dedication. (Information from John Mathias, 30 December 1958)…