In stock
Code:
qi953

Giorgio Matteo Aicardi (1891-1985) - Oil, Gentlewoman in Profile

£309.11

Description

A portrait of a gentlewoman with the authoritative posture and extravagant ruff typical of the Baroque style, in the manner of Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). Aicardi lived in Genoa for most of his life and it is plausible that he took inspiration from portraits of the Genoese aristocracy which van Dyck painted during his time in the city from 1621-7. Unsigned. On panel.

Condition

Some historic woodworm and small losses to the top corners. Some craquelure and convex distortion to the panel. Overall in good condition. Inspection under UV light reveals no restoration.

Size

26.6 x 22.9cm (10.5" x 9")

Collection Information

This collection was in the hands of the Aicardi family before it was acquired by Sulis Fine Art.

See More Like This

For our full collection of Giorgio Matteo Aicardi (1891-1985) artworks click here

Artist Biography

Giorgio Matteo Aicardi (1891-1984) was an Italian painter who also specialised in drawings, frescoes, restorations, and illustrations. He trained at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genoa, Italy, and was part of classic, post impressionist, and modernist movements.

In 1906 Aicardi, aged fifteen, painted his first fresco of Santa Teresa with his sister Ernesta as his model, which still can be seen in the dome of San Biagio Basilica in his native Finalborgo, Savona. Before his twentieth birthday in 1911 Aicardi won the Pensione Triennale, a government-sponsored three-year bursary at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti of Genoa, followed by the Pensionato Quinquennale of Rome, a five-year bursary enabling him to study and paint in Florence and Rome.

Many of the commissions for frescoes were awarded to Aicardi in Assisi, Umbria, and Urbino, Marche, by Piero Torriti, the superintendent to all art galleries for the Marche's region of Italy and a member of the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti.

In 1929 Aicardi married Carmela Veruda, at first one of his students and then his model. They had three children, Francesco, Ada, and Giovanna, and throughout his life Aicardi used his family members as models. In 1938 he was elected professore to the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti followed by the Academy Publio Virgilio Marone in Bari and the Latinanti Escoleangae in Rome.

In 1950 Aicardi took part in the Lavoro Umano exhibition in the former Royal Palace in Genoa and won the Premio della Provincia with his painting 'Il lavoro nell'infanzia' which was bought by the then first Italian Prime Minister, Hon. De Nicola for the Italian Government.

Aicardi painted throughout his life until he died amongst his art on 30 December 1984 in Genoa. His work can be found in museums, palaces, churches, and private collections all over the world.

More Information
Code qi953
Artist Giorgio Matteo Aicardi (1891-1985)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 26.6 x 22.9cm
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Giorgio Matteo Aicardi (1891-1985) - Oil, Gentlewoman in Profile

Delivery prices for this item are as follows

UK:
£0.00
EU:
£15.84
Europe:
£16.66
USA/Can:
£18.65
Australia:
£39.03
World:
£39.03

Remember - we combine shipping costs for multiple purchases automatically so go through to checkout for the final price.

Need to Know

All of our items come with a Certificate of Authenticity

Read more Certificate of Authenticity
Empty | Add All to Cart
 My Wishlist (0)