In Malta after Tiziano Vecellio Titian , ANTIQUE OIL ON CANVAS in fine carved real-filded frameMalta - Collection Only
This picture is now back from restorers and is now restored . Some of the old pre-restoration images have been left on the web page.
This is the pre=restoration description ;
A late Georgian or early Victorian era , probably Italian copy of an earlier oil by Titian. In a valuable early gilded carved wood and gesso frame which is possibly 18th century [ possibly predating the oil ]. I think the painting is an early copy and is not a mass made late Victorian painting . It is a large painting with museum quality brushwork. The canvas is relatively tight with an even slight crackle to the paint. The item has minor defects and [recent and historical] repair . Frame has untested possibly untreated woodworm . The original oil from which the copy is derived has the following information;
Young Woman with a Dish of Fruit
Oil on canvas
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
In the 1560s Titian began to record himself and his family. His daughter Lavinia, who was born after 1530, has been associated with the Girl with a Fan as well as with the Young Woman with a Dish of Fruit, and both portraits are characterized by a pride and affection that suggests a strong personal bond with the artist. However, it is now certain that the girl is not Lavinia, although she represents the same type.
[ by repute ; ex-private collection of Miss Doris Cassar Valletta ]
Last image shows King Solomon ,with a similar frame , from the Rotunda of Mosta which the restorer is also working on [not for sale].