Set of Twenty Italian Portraits of Musical Composers by Cartone Aurelio 1935
A unique collection of 20 oil on canvas portraits of the greatest European classical music composers, such as Bach, Brahms, Haydn, Gluck, Schumann, Schubert, Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Monteverdi, Puccini, Rossini.
This set of twenty Italian paintings all depicting greatest European classical music composers are signed by the Italian painter Aurelio Cartone, Milano 1910-1969 and are dated from 1932 up to 1935.
The Milanese painter Aurelio Cartone was best known as a portrait artist (Benito Mussolini, Pope Paolo VI, Elettra Marconi, Cardinal Caccia Dominioni, Countess Donà dalle Rose) and for his “portraits” of cities (Rome, Milan, his native city, and above all the little towns along the Ligurian Riviera such as Camogli, Santa Margherita, and Portofino).
This collection is a must-have for music lovers.
Canvas and ebonized Guilloché frames are made by Casa d’Arte Viganò di corso Magenta and by Fabbrica Cornici Pandini in via S.M. del Carso both located in Milano, have different sizes as indicated in listed pictures:
nr. 4 items measures cm. 44,5 x 37,5 (canvas cm. 34 x 27);
nr. 6 items cm. 46 x 38 (canvas cm. 34 x 25,5);
nr. 5 items cm. 49,5 x 40,5 (canvas cm. 35 x 26);
nr. 4 cm. 52 x 42 (tela cm. 39 x 32);
nr. 1 cm. 60 x 44 (canvas cm. 48 x 32).
This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 years ago requires a governative license for export called Belle Arti. The shipping may require additional 6-8 handling weeks to require and get the license according to the final destination of the artwork.
height: 50 cm
width: 40 cm
Set within a modern gilt wood frame, the work is in good age related condition, with an old relining. The beautiful profile face receives and is surrounded by the golden light of the background, while everything else, both black hat and dress, remain as backlight, with the blacks just vibrated. The girl is portrayed with no frills, so abused in post-impressionist painting of that period, just the light of the face, only the depth of the intense look, only the personality of the young woman posing.
The work depicts St. James, recognizable by the attributes of the book and the obstinate determination of the apostle, guided and illuminated by his faith. The painting is in good age related condition; we desume the canvas was originally oval, see picture below, then relined in rectangular with new frame. It comes from a Milanese private collection. Set in a modern giltwood frame measuring 88 h. by 77 w. by 6 cm.Period: 1880