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PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Arturo Ricci
ITALIAN
THE ENGAGEMENT
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 106,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT
31

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Arturo Ricci
ITALIAN
THE ENGAGEMENT
Estimate
60,00080,000
LOT SOLD. 106,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Arturo Ricci
1854 - 1919
ITALIAN
THE ENGAGEMENT
signed Arturo Ricci and inscribed Firenze (lower right)
oil on canvas
47 1/4 by 36 in.
120 by 91.4 cm
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Provenance

Private Collection, Canada
Thence by descent

Catalogue Note

Arturo Ricci studied in Florence under Tito Conti and specialized in figurative subjects, genre scenes and views of elegant family life, as in the present work. He was celebrated for his unparalleled skill and draftsmanship, and his audacious use of color. Like his contemporaries Vittorio Reggianini of Modena, and Charles Frederick Soulacroix of Paris, he created a vision the past as a world of iridescent satins and rustling silks, nostalgic tableaux that imagined a golden age of elegance before the Industrial Revolution forever changed daily life.

19th Century European Art

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New York