PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION SOLD WITHOUT A RESERVE
This painting is most likely an earlier work by the artist and is similar to other compositions reproduced in his catalogue raisonné by Marietta Vinci-Corsini.1 Its compact size appears to indicate that these types of works were probably small studies that were then followed by larger, more fully developed works.2 The inclusion of travelers in the foreground draws the viewer’s gaze into the hut across the river, which is developed with sharp details, evident in the different materials the house is made of. Furthermore, the loose strokes on the mountainous scene in the background create a sense of motion that enable one to enjoy and follow the landscape scene through its entirety.
We are grateful to Marietta Vinci-Corsini for endorsing the attribution to Francesco Foschi on the basis of photographs.
1. See M. Vinci-Corsi, Francesco Foschi, 2002 Milan, p. 38, cat. nos. 14 and 15, reproduced.
2. Ibid., p. 68.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.