Offered by: Academy Fine Paintings
Oxford Road, Gerrards Cross Buckinghamshire , England Call Seller 44.782.333.6337


La Coquette - 19th Century Oil Painting of Italian Society Beauty

$ 11,950
  • Description
    ‘La Coquette’ by Virgilio Tojetti (1851-1901). The painting -which depicts a young brunette reclining in a lavender chiffon wrap - is signed by the artist ‘Virgilio Tojetti, Rome’ and hangs in a superb quality gold metal leaf frame.

    As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

    Italian-born painter Virgilio Tojetti moved to Paris in the 1860s to study with Jean-Léon Gérôme and William Bouguereau. In 1870 he moved to live and work in the US, first in San Francisco, before settling in New York in 1883 where he painted important murals in the Savoy Hotel and Hoffman House. He exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Brooklyn Art Association. Tojetti’s work was also much in demand back in Rome where he was commissioned by both Pope Gregory XVI and Pius IX.

    Dimensions: (framed) 69cm x 79cm (27” x 31”)
    Dimensions: (canvas only) 51cm x 61cm (20” x 24”)
    Medium: Oil on canvas.
    Provenance: Fine private collection of Pittsburgh family.
    Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
    Conservation: Where necessary the paintings we sell are cleaned and restored by Fine Art Restoration (est.1974) or Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television's 'Fake or Fortune' and 'Britain's Lost Masterpieces'.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Oil on canvas
    Condition: Good. Newly professionally cleaned, lined, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang. We do not sell dirty, damaged or unframed works of art.
    Creation Date: Circa 1880
    Styles / Movements: Old Master, Realism, Victorian
    Incollect Reference Number: 467318
  • Dimensions
    W. 27 in; H. 31 in; D. 3 in;
    W. 68.58 cm; H. 78.74 cm; D. 7.62 cm;
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