Mikhail Ivanovich Skotti (1814-1861)

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The fortune teller

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Mikhail Ivanovich Skotti (1814-1861)
The fortune teller
signed, inscribed and dated 'Roma/M. Scotti. 1841' (on the cards); further inscribed in Russian 'Original by M. Skotti/1841/in Rome/Russian School/Relined with oil paint/Size of stretcher 1 arshin by 11½ vershoks' (on a canvas label attached to the reverse)
oil on canvas, circular
diam. 48 in. (121.9 cm.)
Painted in 1841