The Serenade

Antonio Paoletti (1834-1912)

Oil on Canvas
Signed and inscribed
Size (inches): 12 (h) x 16 (w) inches
Size (cm): 30.5 (h) x 40.6 (w) cm

A fine Italian painter who specialized in depicting the beauty of the Venetians themselves at work and play. His paintings were extremely sought after by the new breed of traveller who demanded, that as well as the architecture of Venice the inhabitants should also perform for their pleasure. He exhibited in Milan, Turin and Rome, winning the Venice prize in 1894. Provenance: Purslow Hall, Shropshire.