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Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885

Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
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  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
  • Antique Oil Painting by Eugenio Zampighi Titled News from the Front 1885
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This is a beautiful oil on canvas painting titled 'News from the front' by the renowned Italian artist Eugenio Zampighi (1836-1890) and is signed on lower left and verso.
 
This genteel genre painting captures a striking view of a  scene from everyday life. It is a joyous and idyllic image of Italian rural life with people in peasant costume.

The color is deep and features low lightness and strong saturation. 
  
Housed in it's original and beautiful gilt gallery frame.
 
Several examples of his work have sold at top auction houses:

Christies 19th Century European Art, 1 November 2012, New York
Eugenio Zampighi (Italian, 1859-1944) Storytime
Price realised USD 47,500 Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000

http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/eugenio-zampighi-italian-1859-1944-storytime-5613405-details.aspx
 
Chicago auction house Direct Auction Galleries reached a final hammer price of USD 57,500

http://www.antiquetrader.com/antiques/antiquesamericana/auctions/direct_auction_galleries_sells_zampighi_painting_for_50k/

Eugenio Eduardo Zampighi Auctioned at Dorotheum, Vienna:

Auction 07/10/2009 Grandmother narrates Price realised USD 65,000
 
Auction 12/10/2010 Idyllic Family Scene with new born: Price realised USD 108,500 

Auction 16/10/2012 Amusing stories: Price realised USD 101,500 

Auction 19/10/2017 Happy family:  Price realised USD 41,500

https://www.dorotheum.com/en/departments/k/paintings/kuenstler/eduardo-eugenio-zampighi.html?tx_onkuenstlerarchiv_artists%5B%40widget_1%5D%5BcurrentPage%5D=1

Condition:

In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.


Dimensions in cm:

Height 84 x Width 104 x Depth 5 - Frame

Height 60 x Width 80 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet, 9 inches x Width 3 feet, 5 inches x Depth 2 inches - Frame

Height 2 feet x Width 2 feet, 7 inches - Canvas

He enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Modena under Antonio Simonazzi. At a very young age and from his early history paintings on he was influenced by the verist Modenese painter Giovanni Muzzioli. After winning the Poletti Prize for painting in 1880, with his entry, A Retiarius (net-man) gladiator wounded in a Flavian Amphitheater, he had the opportunity of continuing his studies first in Rome and later in Florence where he settled permanently in 1884. During the 1880s, he began to produce a repertoire of genre scenes, which had an extraordinary success on the art market and brought him international commissions. He was influenced by the style of Gaetano Chierici, and by the Florentine Macchiaioli School. He worked mostly in the latter cities late in life.

His intense work as a photographer was for the most part geared to his painting and took place mainly in his studio with the aid of models in peasant costume or the dress of the common people. After taking these photographs the artist used them to create a joyous and idyllic image of Italian rural life, devoid of any hint of social criticism, which was so greatly appreciated by foreign tourists that this led him to produce a series of the same retardataire stereotypes right into the early decades of the 20th century.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 08549

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