Guardabassi, Guerrino (1841-93; Italian)
Un Vecchio Cappuccino
Watercolour, c.16 x 13 cm
Purchased, 1883; auctioned in 1950 (?); last recorded at auction in Melbourne and Adelaide, 2004-5
Unidentified; present location unknown

This work was auctioned by Leonard Joel in Melbourne in 2004 (specifically noting the provenance as via the NGV), and then in Adelaide in 2005. The title translates as “An old Capuchin Friar.”


AR 1883, p.33; NGV 1894, p.49 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.35; size given as 6 x 5 inches); not listed in NGV 1905 [£10/10] 

For the recent auction details, see (i) Leonard Joel, Melbourne, 1 April 2004, lot P171 (as ex NGV; est.$600-800; sold for A$625 plus buyer’s premium = $728); and (ii) Elder Fine Art, Adelaide, 23 Oct.2005, lot 347 (watercolour, 16 x 13 cm., signed; est,$1,000-1,200; sold for $800 plus buyer’s premium = $880); no photographs listed