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PROPERTY FROM THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, SOLD TO BENEFIT FUTURE ACQUISITIONS

Vittorio Reggianini
ITALIAN
THE SUITOR
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
558

PROPERTY FROM THE SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM, SOLD TO BENEFIT FUTURE ACQUISITIONS

Vittorio Reggianini
ITALIAN
THE SUITOR
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Vittorio Reggianini
1858 - 1938
ITALIAN
THE SUITOR
signed V. Reggianini (lower right)
oil on canvas
21 1/2 by 27 3/4 in.
54.6 by 70.5 cm
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Provenance

Margaret Donk Waters, Saint Louis
Gifted from the above 

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 elégantes, 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.

19th Century European Art

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New York