christiesinc This boisterous carnival scene shows a cast of the Italian 'commedia dell’arte'.⠀ .⠀ The actors and musicians mix with Roman revellers, including Zanni, the hook-nosed clown, il Dottore, the ominous doctor and il Capitano, who brandishes his sword.⠀ .⠀ Jan Miel was a Flemish artist working in Italy, renowned for his 'bambocciate' (scenes of everyday life). His carnival scenes, in particular, stand-out for their lively warmth.⠀ .⠀ Jan Miel (1599-1663), 'A carnival in a Roman piazza'. 23 ½ x 30 ½ in. (59.7 x 77.5 cm.)⠀ Estimate: £20,000-30,000.⠀ .⠀ Old Masters Day Sale – 7 December at Christie's London.⠀ .⠀ #art #artist #artwork #oldmasters #janmiel #painting

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