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Title Lady with Roses
Collection Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Artist Giannetti, Raffaele (Italian painter, 1832-1916)
Date Earliest possibly about 1890
Date Latest 1916
Signed yes
Description Giannetti usually painted romanticized images of women in a neo-classical style. However, here the brushwork is quite loose particularly on her dress and the drapery behind. The freely painted sketch-like quality of this work is very different from the highly polished finish of Giannetti's other works. This work therefore either marks a departure in style or is perhaps a full-scale sketch for another work, although the fact that he signed this work would perhaps suggest that the artist considered it finished. The dress suggests a date later than 1900.
Current Accession Number 1913.124
Inscription front lr 'R. Giannetti'
Subject portrait (female)
Measurements 130 x 100 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Miss M. Hulse 1913.
Notes The inscription follows the curve of the oval frame.
Rights Owner Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Sefton M.B.C. Leisure Services
Author Lisa Howard



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