Up for sale is a beautiful antique 19th century Oil Painting on canvas depicting a village genre scene - Ladies rest in their doorway near an arch, with other ladies chatting beyond.
Monogrammed in a lower right corner on a barrel "EC" (Photo #8). Signed on a backside of a frame Eugenio Cecconi.
Presented in an antique gold-painted frame. Painting has two repairs on verso, almost invisible, overall in good condition for this age.
Framed measures 23.5" x 18 3/4" & painting measures 19" x 14.5" .
Eugenio Cecconi (1842-1903) was an Italian painter. He is most noted for his paintings of hunting scenes and the Italian countryside, however, his work also includes many representations of Oriental themes. Belonging to the circle of the Livorno Macchiaioli, Cecconi graduated in law and practiced law until the 1960s; at the same time, he follows the lessons of Enrico Pollastrini at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. He ceased his legal profession and worked full time in painting, approaching the Macchiaioli group (1866) and preferring the landscape settings of Castiglioncello and the Pisan countryside.
In 1871 he made a trip to Tunisia with the painter Adolfo Belimbau, treasuring this experience in the bright chromatism of his later paintings. He then settled in Florence and began to intensify his exhibition activity, which lasted throughout the 90s, before devoting himself to fruitful art criticism. Finding himself in sudden economic hardship, he decided to open a painting school in Livorno.
Please note that the physical colors of the item may vary from the pictures in the listing, given the quality of the camera, the lighting, and the background used
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