Isola dei Pescatori Lago Maggiore Italy Oil on Canvas Lake Landscape Late 19th Century
Unframed oil on canvas Lake Landscape depicting Italian Lake Maggiore view of the Isola dei Pescatori, Fishermen Island, Lago Maggiore, Italy signed lower right E. Gignous, apocrypha signature.
The painting composition is realized in the style of the Italian Milanese painter EUGENIO GIGNOUS, (1850 – 1906), one of the greatest Lombard landscape painters of the 19th Century.
There is a traditional indeterminate foreground, livened up only by the fishing boat on the shore, opposed to the scenic expressivity of the background landscape, the water mirror centered by the Isola dei Pescatori and the town of Baveno on the left. of the canvas and the mountains behind.
In good condition this North Italian lake view with mountains in the distance and Baveno on the left of the composition, dates back to late 19th century, it is lined with new stretcher and shows minor painting retouches in sky on the upper left.
It comes from a Lombard private collection near Milan.
Height: 70 cm
Width: 130.5 cm
height: 70 cm
width: 130.5 cm
Mid-20th century Italian oil on wooden Panel painting depicting a look of the Ticino River landscape in Northern Italy, by the Milanese painter Gigi Comolli, (1893-1976) signed and dated lower left G G Comolli 1946.
An example of his on the easel en plein air landscape painting. Good condition, set in a carved, painted frame decorated with gilded profiles and showing some worn parts.
Height in cm : 29.5 (45.5 frame) Width in cm : 40 (56 frame)
It comes from a Milanese private collection.
Alceste Campriani, Capri 1887. Rural Neapolitan countryside landscape with a vineyard in the foreground, animated by the presence of two peasants along a path, in the left part of the composition and surrounded in the background by rocky reliefs and architectures on the right. Oil on canvas painting, applied on cardboard, signed in the lower right corner Capri, A. Campriani 1887, by the Italian artist Alceste Campriani (Terni 1848 - Lucca 1933), an Italian painter famous for his landscapes, especially of the Neapolitan countryside.
This view of the countryside in Capri is an original natural setting for late nineteenth-century landscape painters who favored the seascapes or coastal views of Capri.
The rural landscape of Campriani is characterized by bright tones, where the almost photographic representation of the real and the descriptive elements are enveloped in a calm and stable atmosphere. This Italian landscape of Capri is unframed, in good condition and comes from a private residence in Milan.
Alceste Campriani was born in Terni in 1848. He moved to Naples with his family and from 1862 to 1869 studied at the Regio Istituto di Belle Arti where he got to know Giuseppe De Nittis. During this period in Naples he distinguished himself in the 1869 test with his “Capodimonte”, later his work came stylistically closer to the Resina School and then became similar to the paintings of the Macchiaoli that, with their individual composition using patches of colour was in line with the artists’ photographic vision of the landscape.
His friendship with De Nittis proved to be advantageous to Campriani because he was introduced to the French merchant Goupil who employed him until 1884. This contract enabled him to get to know and therefore to work in Europe and in America. At the same time he took part in all the exhibitions held by the Società Promotrice di Belle Arti in Naples, in 1871 with “Impressione di una pioggia” (Impression of a Rainfall), “Effetto di neve” (Impression of Snow) and “Delle guerre gli errori meditate” (Pondering the Errors of War).
In 1885 he was also a member of the panel of the Società Promotrice and, his contract with Goupil having come to an end, he continued working on scenes of Naples and Venice, landscapes of Switzerland and views of Paris and London. In 1894 he took part in the 3rd. Vienna International Exhibition with “Scirocco sulla costiera di Amalfi” (Sirocco on the Amalfi Coast) purchased the following year by the Minister for Education for the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna di Roma.
At the turn of the century he worked on the decorations for the Gambrinus caffé in Naples and two allegorical works for the Palazzo della Borsa (The Stock Exchange).
From 1891 to 1921 he taught at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Lucca and from 1911 he was also director there.
Alceste Campriani died in Lucca in 1933.
A pair of antique Italian paintings depicting two Italian landscapes , a marine landscape with boats and fishermen and a nocturnal river landscape. Both landscapes are signed G Cavalleri by the Milanese painter Cavalleri Giuseppe (Milano 1893-1951), realized in the early 20th century, come from a private collection of Milan and are in good condition, set in a giltwood and ebonised frame.