Antique Italian Oil on Panel Painting Costume Genre Dog & Beauty Franceso Vinea, 1873

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A very good antique oil on panel costume genre painting by the celebrated Northern Italian artist, Francesco Vinea (1845-1902), the painting dated signed and dated 1873.

Vinea studied at The Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and then worked as a designer of illustrated periodicals, he returned to Florence and studied under professor Enrico Pollestrini. Vinea unapologetically produced incredibly high quality humorous and whimsical scenes that were always elegant and depicted figures in period costume situated in lavishly ornamented interiors. Vinea became quite famous and wealthy in his lifetime and his work was particularly sought after in France, England and The United States. The 19th Century American art collector James Jackson Jarves said of Francesco Vinea; " His work is extremely realistic, going, like his strokes of brush, without equivocations or apologetic disguises, directly to his point. In composition his range is limited and studio-nurtured —mainly free and jovial topics that delight in glancing bits of contrasting color and action."

This painting is a very fine example of Vinea's skill, it portrays a lavish interior with a beautiful young woman in period costume holding a colorful parakeet in a cage which is being curiously inspected by her trusty greyhound dog, the scene is both charming and humorous, signed & dated lower left "F. Vinea 1873". The painting is in excellent condition, it had been housed under glass for all of it's life and was very recently professionally & lightly cleaned by a conservator, it is housed in the original gilded gesso frame. Vinea's highest selling artwork of a beautiful young woman in costume sold at Christie's NY in their November 1998 sale for $134,500.

At Sight

Imperial: 12 in high × 9 in wide

Metric: 30.48 cm high × 22.86 cm wide


Imperial: 19.5 in high × 16 in wide × 2 in deep

Metric: 49.53 cm high × 40.64 cm wide x 2.08 cm deep

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