Antique Oil Painting The Game of Cards c.1810
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This is a very interesting painting, oil on canvas, of the Venetian school from the early 19thcentury which is attributed to Alessandro Longhi.
The painting depicts a game of cards, which all participants take very seriously. There are two players, two observants, and a maid who apart from serving drinks was probably told to check the cards of the oponnent. It is an ordinary scene but painted with great attentional to detail. One can see exactly the face expressions of the players and the bautifull clothes they wear.
Longhi's paintings are in many museums all over Italy: Venice, Turin , Padva just to name the few. The paintings are very sought after not only by Italian art collectors and reach high prices at the international auction houses.
AlessandroLonghi (1733 - 1813) was an Italian painter. He spent all his life in Venice. Apart from being a painter he also become an engraver.
Alessandro was the son of Pietro Longhi and a pupil of Nogari. In addition to his other etchings, he published The Lives of the Modern Venetian Artists, illustrated with his own engraved portraits. He specialised in portraits, historical subjects as well as scene from everyday life.
I have included a copy of an expertise by Dr.Armin Silbernagl, a professor of the Fine Arts Tribunal in Milan.
Condition:This is a beautiful antique oil painting on canvas which has been restored and therefore is in excellent condition and would grace any wall in your home.
Shipping:Negotiated with Seller
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- Fine Art
- Country of Origin
- United Kingdom
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