Perelli Cippo Italian Racing Horse Trotting with Jockey 1980 Framed Titled
An Italian horse trotting with jockey oil on canvas painting signed lower right by the Milanese artist Giancarlo Cippo Perelli, Milano 1923–2004. Dating back to 1980, the verso of the canvas shows the inscription Cippo Perelli 1980, Campbell della Scuderia Positano, Campbell from the Positano Stable, the handwritten title, date and signature of the artist.
The work comes from a private villa of Milan and is in good condition, withni a modern giltwood frame.
Giancarlo Perelli Cippo was born in Milan in 1923. He was initiated into painting by Gino Moro and Arturo Checchi, his teachers at the Liceo Artistico of Brera. Starting from a classical basis and through a personal research, he took his painting to an intense expressiveness and was able to catch a peculiar figural view with a happy chromatic synthesis. Still young, he received his first invitations to the Biennials of Sacred Art of the Angelicum and to the Rome Quadrennials. He won prizes and awards in many painting competitions in Brescia, Bergamo, Turin, in 1953 the award “Paesaggio della Lomellina”, in 1977 the award “Premio Burano”. The places frequented and loved by the artist became part of his creative set: Milan, with the “Darsena”, the canals, San Siro and its horses running; Venice with its lagoon and the poetic islands of Burano and Torcello; the Tuscan landscape, the towns along the shores of Lake Como and Lake Garda, the banks of the rivers of the Lombard plain; the masterful views of Amsterdam with its canals. In 1976 a monograph about the artist from Milan appeared, presented by Ermanno Federico Scopinich. His works have been on permanent display at the Ponte Rosso gallery since 1977, the year of the artist’s first solo exhibition in this Milanese seat. Authoritative reporters talked about him, including: Leonardo Borgese, Raffaele De Grada, Ermanno Federico Scopinich, Mario Ghilardi, Luigi Gianoli, Angelo Caniggia, Carmelo Strano, Mario Monterverdi, Giulio Vito Musitelli, Gianni Brera, Silvio Consadori, Giuseppe Novello, Orlando Consonni. Giancarlo Perelli Cippo died in Milan in 2004.
Biographical notes from Ermanno Federico Scopinich monography of 1976.
height: 50 (66,5) cm
width: 70 (86,5) cm
depth: 5,5 cm
A large mountain landscape, an early 20th century oil on canvas painting depicting a mountain scenery, the Monte Rosa massif, in the Piedmont Alps, with snowy mountains on the background, a rural farm and some cows in valley in the foreground; signed lower left S. Poma (Trescore Balneario, 1840 – Turate, 1932), one of the most relevant landscape painters of late 19th century Lombard Verismo.
The Verismo (meaning "realism", from Italian vero, meaning "true") refers to a 19th-century Italian painting style. This Italian term implies extreme raw realism, without any interpretation.
This peaceful mountain and valley view comes from a private collection of a Milanese family, it showed a small canvas tear, as per detailed picture below, now restored. Set within a passe-partout and a giltwood frame, it is now in good age related condition, with some small canvas tears on the border, which could be restored relining an reinforcing the original canvas only. Anyway you do not see them since covered by the frame.
About the artist:
Silvio Poma, Trescore Balneario, Bergamo, 1840 - Turate , Como, 1932 Having served as a volunteer in the second war of independence, Poma embarked on a military career but retired from the army in 1866 after contracting malaria. On his return to Milan, he worked in the studios of the soldier-painters Giovan Battista Lelli and Gerolamo Induno, his comrades in the military campaign of 1859. He made his debut at the Esposizione di Belle Arti di Brera of 1869 but received no official recognition until halfway through the following decade. A painting of a historical subject in a broad natural setting of Romantic character won the Mylius Prize
of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in 1876 and a landscape exhibited in Naples at the Esposizione Nazionale di Napoli was bought by Vittorio Emanuele II in 1877. Poma established his reputation as a landscape painter with a repertoire of lake views that are intimist in character while also displaying the influence of his contemporary Filippo Carcano in their realistic approach. The period from 1883 on saw an increase in activity with the systematic presentation of works at national exhibitions and lasting success on the art market.