Friday, November 27, 2009

Virgilio Tojetti (Italian, 1851-1901)

"Tojetti, who was born in Rome, studied with his father, the painter Domenico Tojetti, and in Paris with Gérôme and Bouguereau. In 1870 he immigrated to America and spent much of the rest of his life living and working in San Francisco and New York City. ..." - Fletcher/Copenhaver Fine Art

1. A cozy corner
signed and dated 'V. Tojetti 85' (lower right)
oil on canvas laid down on board
33 3/4 x 46 1/2in
2. A spring maiden
signed and dated 'V. Tojetti 91' (upper right)
oil on canvas
20 x 15 7/8 in. (50.8 x 40.3 cm.)
3. The muse of music with dancing putti
signed 'V. Tojetti' (lower right)
oil on canvas
21 1/4 x 14 1/4in (54 x 36.2cm)
4. Brown Haired Beauty
signed 'V. Tojetti/92'
oil on canvas
20 x 16in. (51 x 41.5cm.)

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