"Salvatore Postiglione (naples 1861-1906) Signed, Portrait Of A Young Neapolitan Girl"Postiglione Salvatore (Naples 1861 - 1906)
Signed on the bottom right
Portrait of a young Neapolitan girl
oil on canvas, cm. 71 x 51
Framed cm. 93 x 73
This splendid work, depicting a portrait of a young woman who scrutinizes the observer with an intense beauty, is a work by the Neapolitan Salvatore Postiglione, an appreciated romantic painter active in Naples in the second half of the 1800s and the beginning of the 1900s.
Son of the artist Luigi Postiglione and brother of Luca Postiglione, he took the first lessons from his father and later studied at the Morelli Academy of Art in Modena. In 1902 he was appointed professor at the Modena Academy. Today his paintings are found in the museums of Rome, Naples and Trieste.
Between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century Postiglione began to devote himself almost exclusively to the portraitist activity, with a profitable production of works that would be highly appreciated by the Neapolitan bourgeois class. He therefore interprets a joyful painting inspired by popular vitality, very vivid in his portraits, which recalls the stylistic ways of Vincenzo Irolli.
By way of comparison, in which you can grasp the many similarities, stylistic and composer, a work that appeared on the antiques market (Shoteby's, Amsterdam April 2008), depicting a couple of children resting on powder pink cushions, the same fabric with the same nuances that we find in the guise of our girl (https://www.sothebys.com/it/auctions/ecatalogue/2008/19th-century-paintings-am1049/lot.78.html).
Even a work from the collection of Palazzo Colonna di Stigliano in Naples 'For a new mass', follows some features of the face, with large eyes and expressions up to full lips (https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File: Salvatore_postiglione, _per_una_messa_novella, _1894.JPG).
Works in excellent condition.
The painting, like all our objects, is sold with a certificate of photographic authenticity in accordance with the law (FIMA - CINOA).
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