A fine watercolour of a beautiful lady surrounded by cherubs, by Lucius Rossi, in early gilt frame. C.1900.
Fine Watercolour Of A Lady By Lucius Rossi
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A stunning quality watercolour painting by Italian artist Lucius Rossi 1823-1913. The work shows a lady dressed in a flowing black dress surrounded by cherubs representing love. The artist worked for some time in England as an illustrator and this is almost certainly a work done for this purpose. Lucius Rossi was an Italian portrait painter who worked and lived in Paris. He first followed an artistic training in the Roma’s Academy San Luca. Few details are known about his life, we know that he left Italy to settle in Paris in 1867, and began to work as a designer for magazines, he worked for the English magazine The Graphic. His portraits include William Waldorf Astor which is now in the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The painting is framed in a lovely early nineteenth century gilt frame which is in lovely untouched worn condition. The painting is signed in pencil to the lower right and has been professionally remounted in an asymmetric way to work with the earlier frame. C.1890.
Overall sizes in inches: 12 by 13 1/2
|Dimensions||4 × 30 × 34 cm|