Catalogue entry

Antonio Mancini 1852-1930

T00213 Recto: Self-Portrait c.1906
Verso: Three Self-Portrait Studies c.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).

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.473, reproduced p.473