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Female figures in an Italian church interior

Raffaello Resio

Italian ( b.1855 - d.1922 )

Female figures in an Italian church interior

  • Oil on canvas
  • Signed lower right

Image size 14.8 inches x 9.7 inches ( 37.5cm x 24.5cm )
Frame size 19.3 inches x 14.2 inches ( 49cm x 36cm )

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Sold by Big Sky Fine Art; this original oil painting by Raffaello Resio, dating from around the turn of the century.
The painting is presented and supplied in a sympathetic and contrasting contemporary frame to suit the subject colouration.

Raffaello, or Raphael, Resio, was a much-respected Italian artist, who flourished at the end of the nineteenth century.

He studied in Genoa, at the Accademia Ligustica, and made his debut on the late 1870’s with paintings of military subjects. He then spent some time studying and working in Rome. Between 1880 and 1887 he contributed works to the exhibitions of “Soeta degli Amatori e Cultori” ,- the Society of Amateurs and Connoisseurs of Fine Arts – an association which promoted the most important artists of Rome - including Roman landscapes, Ligurian and Neopolitan views, genre scenes and paintings of historical subjects.

He was also very active on the Ligurian coast as a painter of frescos in churches Examples of this work can be seen today in the Church of St. Martin at Zoagill, near Genoa.

As an artist, in both oils and watercolours he is acknowledged as a master of proportion, and the exquisite painting featured here is certainly testament to this.