Lot 558
  • 558

VITTORIO REGGIANINI | The Suitor

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 USD
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Description

  • Vittorio Reggianini
  • The Suitor
  • signed V. Reggianini (lower right)
  • oil on canvas
  • 21 1/2 by 27 3/4 in.
  • 54.6 by 70.5 cm

Provenance

Margaret Donk Waters, Saint Louis
Gifted from the above 

Condition

Examined in the frame. Original unlined condition. The work presents well and the colors are bright. There are a few scattered pin dots of discoloration on the surface and frame abrasion along the upper edge. Pentiments are visible across the shoulders of the woman in the gold dress and around the head of the male figure (all of which fluoresce under UV). Under UV: varnish fluoresces green and in a streaky manner in a few areas, but no additional issues.
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Catalogue Note

After moving to Florence in 1885, following years as both a student and teacher at the art academy of Modena, Vittorio Reggianini turned from historical and peasant subjects to scenes of the life of les el├ęgantes, usually harking back to the eighteenth century.  With the support of his influential dealer, Louis Pisani, Reggianini's name soon became known throughout Europe and the United States, with many wealthy travelers to Italy bringing back a freshly completed canvas along with other souvenirs. The wide and lasting appeal of Reggianini's compositions comes from his sharp eye for detail, combined with subtle romantic narratives, to create lively, often humorous and theatrical scenes, such as The Suitor.