View full screen - View 1 of Lot 23. FILIPPO PALIZZI  |  PORTRAIT OF STANISLAO LISTA.



4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property from Day & Faber, London




4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:



Property from Day & Faber, London


Vasto (Chieti) 1818 - 1899 Naples


black chalk and oil on canvas;

signed and dated lower right: F. Palizzi 1881

unframed: 300 x 142 mm.; 11¾ x 5½ in.

framed: 389 x 227 mm.; 15 1/4 x 9 in

To view Shipping Calculator, please click here

Overall in very good condition. Minor dents/abrasion to the canvas, lower centre. Oil and chalk strong and vibrant.

Sold framed.

The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Private collection, Florence.

"Palizzi’s portrait study of the sculptor Stanislao Lista captures so well the fraternal relationship between these two artists, who worked alongside each other in Naples in the middle years of the 19th century. You somehow feel that Palizzi is gently poking fun at his friend’s confident insouciance, which makes this accomplished oil study all the more appealing."

Greg Rubinstein

The present work is a preparatory sketch for Palizzi's important painting Gita a Cava,1 of 1882, which is today in a private Italian collection. Filippo Palizzi was born in Vasto (Chieti). He moved to Naples in 1837 and enrolled at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts. Contact with his brother Giuseppe, who moved to France in 1844, introduced him to the painting of the Barbizon School. He visited Paris on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition in 1855 and then went on to the Netherlands. Having returned to Paris in 1863, he concentrated on nature studies from life and took part in the Universal Exhibition of 1867, winning a gold medal. The following decade saw further work on the handling of light both in landscapes painted outdoors and in paintings of interiors.

An advocate of the need to bring academic teaching up to date, he founded the Naples Società Promotrice di Belle Arti in 1861 together with Domenico Morelli and the Museo Artistico Industriale in 1878, being appointed director two years later. He died in Naples in 1899.

1 See Civiltà dell'Ottocento. Le Arti a Napoli dai Borbone ai Savoia, Naples 1998, pp. 522-525.