Provaggi, Cesare (c.1800-80; Italian)
The Minstrel
Watercolour, c.25.4 x 35.6 cm
Purchased, 1876 (advice of Archibald Michie)
Unidentified; present location unknown

According to the 1905 NGV catalogue, this work and * Provaggi The Nephew {1876} Loc? [WT] were both bought in London by Michie, Victorian Agent-General.

Views of Rome by Campi, also produced for the tourist market, were acquired at the same time.


AR 1876, p.42; NGV 1894, p.50 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.44; size given as 10 x 14 inches); NGV 1905, p.51 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.58; noting Michie’s advice) [£15]

See also artist entry on Provaggi, reproducing a comparative example and providing further references