This massive painting (11 feet long) features a wonderful panoramic park scene from Italy. It can be considered a grisaille painting, in that it has been executed in mostly monochromatic shades of gray. It also has some pale yellow, tan, and other light pastel shades of color interspersed throughout. The painted paper sheets have been applied to a canvas, and it is framed in a contemporary and complimentary pale yellow frame with light gray borders.
The Italian park scene is full of life and bustling with activity in every corner. The center of the scene is a lake, surrounded by tall trees in the foreground, and classic Italian buildings in the background, and on the hill to the right. In the front of the lake, is a group of people socializing and playing instruments, while another group goes for a swim. A fish merchant shows her catch to a couple of ladies, and dogs play in the shrubs. Far in the back, to the left, we see groups of people in the forest, and nearby, a horse pulled carriage arrives from a long journey. Everywhere you look, some detail catches your eye.
This early to mid 1800’s painting is of Italian origin. It recently hung in a bank in Grand Cayman, before returning to Italy, where we acquired it. Today, this fantastic grisaille painting will make quite a statement on any large wall.
CONDITION: Good overall condition with minor touch ups throughout. Some minor areas of wear, chipping and crack to paint as seen in photos.