"Drawing De Tommaso Riolo"Born in Palermo in 1815, cradled in a family of artists since his father, Gaetano, was the Carolino theater decorator and mother, Rosalia, founder of the Mosaic School of the Royal Palace Palermo and Superintendent of the work of the Palatine Chapel between 1827 and 1838, RIOLO turned to landscape painting around his hometown from 1841 to 1875 to meet the demand of foreign visitors Sicile.However, here he reveals a real talent for drawing with this notebook sheet where trace the pen very twentieth century nudity ... (his unpublished, watercolors and lithographs are on display in the provincial gallery of Sicily, at the Palazzo Abatellis.) Sicily lose one of its greatest painters of landscapes in 1886. Book sheet to the edge serrated with annotations below. Frames provided by a burr walnut baguette. signed lower right.