47
47
Antonio Fontanesi
STUDY OF TREES
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
47
Antonio Fontanesi
STUDY OF TREES
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 10,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Collection Particulière Italienne : De Giovanni Fattori à Giorgio de Chirico

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Antonio Fontanesi
REGGIO EMILIA 1818 - 1882 TURIN
STUDY OF TREES
Oil on paper laid down on canvas; bears an old inscription in italian on the reverse signed Marziano Bernardi and dated Torino 22 giugnio 1947
23 x 32,8 cm ; 9 by 12  7/8 in.
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Provenance

According to the inscritpion on the reverse, Marquess of Ferdinand de Brême, Duke of Sartirana;
Dr Scaravelli, doctor of Brême Family;
Ludovico Cartotti di Lessone;
Edmondo Sacerdoti Gallery, Milan

Purchased by the grandfather of the present owners, probably from the above.

Exhibited

Pitture italiane dell ottocento, galleria d'Arte della gazzetta del popolo, Turin december 1948- january 1949 n°3

Literature

Marziano Bernardi, Pitture italiane dell ottocento, Turin 1948, pl.3, illustrated

Catalogue Note

This lot and the following one show Fontanesi's spontaneous and vibrant technique. The brushstrokes as well as the contrasts between bright and dark colours, remind of François-Auguste Ravier's style, an artist from Lyon whom Fontanesi met while he sojourned in Dauphiné in 1858. Fontanesi lived in Japan from 1876 to 1878. He was a teacher at the Tokyo Imperial Academy and the contributed to the introduction of european pictural techniques in Japan.  

Ferdinando Arborio Gattinara de Brême, duke of Sartinara (1807 – 1869) was an italian naturalist and entomologist.  Great collector and patron of the Arts, he played an important role in the Italian artistic culture. He was among the first ones to appreciate and collect Fontanesi's art. He advised several Institutions to purchase pictures by Fontanesi.  

Collection Particulière Italienne : De Giovanni Fattori à Giorgio de Chirico

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Paris