Beautiful and Decorative Oil on Canvas by Cecconi (Italian, 1863-1947)
Painted with superb colour and detail. Presented in a fine quality gold leaf frame.
Canvas Size 36" x 26" (92cm x 67cm)
Framed Size 43" x 33" (110cm x 84cm)
Biography: Cecconi's studio was based in Rome although he also painted in Florence and Tivoli. He specialised in High Life figurative scenes. A Visit to His Eminence is without doubt one of his finest works. It captures a sense of frivolity and opulence, whilst engaging the viewer through his flowing composition and vibrant palette.
Other examples include In Sacrestia, Billiards, The Cardinal and The Family. Cecconi also painted charming rural scenes, including Ritorno al Paese, Villa Adrianna, Morning Work, Orvieta and Pastorella con Gregge.
Although he seems not to have exhibited, his work of consistently high quality and is scant, yet highly regarded when on the market.