Painting size: approx 50 x 70 cm, with frame approx 69.5 x 90 cm.
Fantastic depiction of Neapolitan nature inspired by Turner.
Large and important painting by Nicolas De Corsi, one of the greatest masters of Neapolitan landscape painting of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. This painting is a particularly rare work, as it attests to De Corsi's adherence to the northern European romantic landscape art of the early nineteenth century, inspired in particular by Turner.
Certificate of authenticity and lawful origin.
Authenticity of the signature also verified through the examination of ultraviolet fluorescence.
Label of Semenzato auction house on the back, biographical card and title card.
In excellent condition, entirely original, only with a slight patina due to aging and to the natural oxidation of the surface protective paint. Since some collectors prefer to preserve the original patina, we left the painting in its original condition, but a cleanup could return a greater brightness.
The stretcher is original, first canvas, optimal tension. The signature was checked under ultraviolet fluorescent light and it is absolutely authentic.
The frame is also original and above all in the upper part it has numerous gilding defects that can be easily bridged even with a simple painting, clearly visible in the photographs. Given the suboptimal condition of the frame, we offer it as a gift with the artwork and do not calculate its value in the reserve price of the painting.
Biographical notes about De Corsi:
The son of the Italian consul in the Russian city of Odessa, he was born in 1882. A year after his birth, his father died and two years later his mother remarried to the Spanish nobleman Gutierrez, also consul in Russia.
The following year the entire family went to Madrid, where the young painter was trained. In 1896 he went to Italy, particularly to Rome, where he attended first the Libera Accademia di S. Lucia and then the Artistic Circle, and to Naples.
In 1900 the painter went on holiday to Torre del Greco (an event that proved very important in the painter's life). He later participated in numerous exhibitions (National Exhibition of Fine Arts in Milan; Autumn Salon in Paris; 9th Venice International Film Festival; Quadriennale of Rome).
In 1934 the painter moved permanently to Torre del Greco. From the Vesuvian town he left only in 1940 because he was displaced in Vico Equense, to then return in 1945. He died in 1956 at the age of seventy-four.
Work with certificate of authenticity and lawful origin.
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- Nicolas De Corsi (Odessa, 1882 – Torre del Greco, 1956)
- Title of artwork
- Rappresentazione della natura napoletana
- non datato
- Oil on canvas
- Hand signed
- In good condition
- Sold with frame