Fri. Dec 13th, 2019

A Rare portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart- the teenage Mozart to be auctioned in Paris

A rare painting the teenage Mozart of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart the Austrian composer will be sold on Nov.27 in Paris by the British auction house Christie’s at an predicted worth of between 800,000 euros and 1.2 million euros ($882,000-$1.32 million).The artistry, one of four representations painted during the author’s lifetime and still piece of a private selection, was painted in 1770. It has been credited to Italian painter Giambettino Cignaroli. Astrid Centner-d’ Oultremont, the head of the Old Masters department at the Christie’s Paris, said that it is one of the uncommon works of art for which we think about the history since the start.

The oil-on-canvas represents a 13-year-old Mozart playing a harpsichord before a score and wearing a red gown coat and a white wig. At the hour of the artwork, Mozart was making a trip in Italy to proceed with his artistic education, giving a few concerts all around the country. The picture was requested by a Venetian receiver General Pietro Lugiati a few days after an organ show Mozart performed January 1770 in verona.Pietro Lugiati was exceptionally dazzled by the ability of the youthful Mozart when he was going to Italy with his dad. Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756, in Austria, and died at the age of 35 in the year 1791.