A MASTERPIECE, IN THE HISTORY OF PAINTING :  » The Love Letter « 

A MASTERPIECE, IN THE HISTORY OF PAINTING

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Title painting: 

« The Love Letter »

theme:

Figurative

Size:

66.7 x 46.3 cm. (26.3 x 18.2 in.)

Medium:

oil on canvas


User (Photo):

Guil2027

[ Source of the photo : commons.wikimedia.org]


Artist:

Federico Andreotti

is an Italian painter, born March 6, 1847 in Florence and died in 1930 in the same city. Federigo Andreotti studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence with Enrico Pollastrini and Angiolo Tricca. He was appointed professor there and received a scholarship. He exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts in London from 1879 to 1883. Painter of frescoes, landscapes, portraits, female figures, genre scenes, historical scenes and still lifes…….. [Wikipedia]

Andreotti’s paintings were sought after by American and European collectors a like and during the late 19th century he received an important commission from the King of Italy. While little is known about his exhibition history in Florence, he did show a number of paintings at the Royal Academy in London from 1879-1883; including: Her First Exhibit 1879; A Happy Father of Twins 1881; A Village Maestro 1882 and From the Wrong Cask 1883.
A number of his paintings were reproduced in important art reference books during the late 19th century. Below is the caption that accompanies one of them – A Shady Nook: How often it happens that the sentiments expressed in the page of some book bring two people to the realization of the existence of a bond of sympathy between them, which in time grows into love. It may be the mere trifle of a thought, but it is the spark which kindles the flame…...groups.google.com


Other works of Federigo Andreotti:

Federico_Andreotti_-_The_Serenade

 » The Serenade « 

KERALITESNET

 » Sisters « 





 

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