Oil on cardboard depicting the interior of a bell tower, signed and dated on bottom right “A. Ferrigno”, with a dedication on the back.
Antonio Ferrigno, painter born in Maiori in 1863 and deceased in Salerno in 1940.
He was trained under the guidance of G. De Chirico, after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, he moved to Brazil where he stayed for 12 years earning quite a bit with the nickname "coffee painter ".
He returned to Italy in 1905 to settle permanently in Salerno.
The Brazilian-era paintings focused on the theme of coffee were also featured in several Parisian exhibitions in the early 1900s, contributing to the European diffusion of coffee.
Although his painting had for years been focused on the world of coffee, living and painting the plantations with all that was related to them, his style always recalled his origins of the "school of Maiori" but with the influence of the colours of South American nature.
On the centenary of his return to Italy, at the "pinacoteca di Estado de Sao Paulo" a retrospective was held, dedicated to him.
The painting is in good overall condition, although there are some small holes at the edges of the painting, probably due to an even older framing.
No traces of restoration emerged under Wood’s lamp.
The buyer will receive a complimentary coeval Guilloche frame, shown in the pictures. It being a gift, we do not accept any complaints regarding damage to the frame caused by shipping.
I am available for a possible free in-person pickup in Naples.
- Antonio Ferrigno
- Title of artwork
- Interno di Campanile
- 1863 - 1940
- Oil on cardboard
- Hand signed
- good general condition with signs of wear
- Sold with frame
- Image size
- 24,8×21,7 in
- Total dimensions
- 39×34,5×4 cm