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PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Emilio Longoni
ITALIAN
THE SPLUGA PASS, IN THE ALPS
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM AN ITALIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Emilio Longoni
ITALIAN
THE SPLUGA PASS, IN THE ALPS
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 60,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Emilio Longoni
1859 - 1932
ITALIAN
THE SPLUGA PASS, IN THE ALPS

Provenance

Sale: Il Ponte, Milan, 20 November 1996
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Catalogue Note

In 1882 Emilio Longoni moved in with Giovanni Segantini and his wife in Brianza where, sharing a house and a studio, they started a short yet fruitful period of collaboration encouraged by dealer Vittore de Grubicy, champion of the Divisionist movement. 

Painted circa 1900, the present work is an expression of Longoni’s advancement of the Divisionist theories which he had assimilated through Grubicy and Segantini. The artist juxtaposes thin and long brushstrokes of complimentary colours (greens, yellows and purples) in the foreground, and much thicker brushstrokes in the mountains and in the sky in the background in order to convey the feeling of depth.

Longoni exhibited at the Brera Triennale in Milan in 1891 which first brought Divisionism to the attention of the Italian public. For the first time, works by Morbelli, Previati, Longoni and Nomellini were exhibited together. By the time he painted the present work, Longoni had retreated to the Lombard mountains where he painted peaceful landscapes such as the present work.

19th Century European Paintings

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London