The Fortune Teller

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Mancini trained in Naples and visited Paris in 1875–1876 and 1877–1878. In 1883 he settled in Rome. With Sargent's help he achieved a considerable reputation in Britain. His figure paintings were influenced by seventeenth-century Old Masters. They include glittering light effects and incorporate thick impasto, sometimes textured with metal foil, string and other materials. This genre piece depicts an old man with a pipe at a table, on which are an ape, a parrot and other animals. It was purchased by Margaret Davies in 1914.

The Fortune Teller


early 20th C


oil on canvas


H 60.2 x W 100.2 cm

Accession number

NMW A 1950

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Margaret Davies, 1963

Work type


Inscription description

Frame: Label: (top centre, left) MANCINI The Fortune Teller Label: (top right) Miss Margaret Davies Gregynog Hall Newtown Mancini "The Fortube Teller" Stretcher: Label: (top left) MANCINI The Fortune Teller Label: (bottom centre) William Merchant & Co Pictures, bronzes, frames restoration The Goupil Gallery J Regent Street, Waterloo Place, S.W. London Signed: (top right) Roma A Mancini


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