The Marquis del Grillo

The Marquis Giorgio Capranica del Grillo (1849 -1922) was for many years a gentleman of the Court of Queen Margherita of Italy, the Queen Mother. His mother was Adelaide Ristori, the actress.

The portrait was painted in Rome in 1889 but apparently post-dated 1899 in 1904.

Key facts

Artist dates
1852 - 1930
Full title
The Marquis del Grillo
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
205.7 × 109.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Sir Hugh Lane Bequest, 1917
Inventory number
Location in Gallery