Conversation Piece

Four figures in historical costume are shown, but the specific subject of this picture has not been identified.

The authenticity of this painting has been doubted. It was possibly painted by an artist imitating Monticelli in the 1870s.

Key facts

Artist dates
1824 - 1886
Full title
Conversation Piece
Date made
probably 1870-90
Medium and support
Oil on wood
33 x 25.4 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented as part of the 'Harry Wearne Collection of Twelve Paintings by Monticelli' to the Tate Gallery, 1939; transferred, 1956
Inventory number
Location in Gallery