Purchased by the grand father of the present owners, probably from the above.
Fattori is, with Silvestro Lega and Telemaco Signorini, one of the main artists of the "Macchiaioli" group . Born in Florence, the movement had the ambition to modernize the academic tradition prevalent in Italy in the first half of the XIXth century : the artists chose subjects taken from modern life and history, and used an innovating technique : spontaneous brushstrokes, juxtaposition of colours, strong contrasts.
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