PRESENTING A GORGEOUS Pair of Early 20C Italian Oil on Board Landscapes by Nesi.
Circa 1920-30 and in their original frames.
Each depicts a Northern Italian Scene … Florentine School … with lakes, rivers, trees and mountains with villages in the distance/background. Most likely scenes from Tuscany.
The original frames are gilt wood frames with lovely detail. The back of each frames is covered in wine/red colored silk and each bears a label that reads : ” No. 1448. Original Florentine Oil Painting. Exclusively Styled and framed for Ellison’s by Marad Wall Decor Corp.”
Ellison’s was a famous Department Store in Fort Worth, TX from 1882 – 1992.
For more on the history of Ellison’s check out the following Link: https://hometownbyhandlebar.com/?p=30530
Both paintings are signed by the Artist “Nesi” one is signed G.V. Nesi and the other G. Nesi.
Florentine painting or the Florentine School refers to artists in, from, or influenced by the naturalistic style developed in Florence in the 14th century, largely through the efforts of Giotto di Bondone, and in the 15th century the leading school of Western painting. Some of the best known painters of the earlier Florentine School are Fra Angelico, Botticelli, Filippo Lippi, the Ghirlandaio family, Masolino, and Masaccio.
Florence was the birthplace of the High Renaissance, but in the early 16th century the most important artists, including Michelangelo and Raphael were attracted to Rome, where the largest commissions then were. In part this was following the Medici, some of whom became cardinals and even the pope. A similar process affected later Florentine artists. By the Baroque period, the many painters working in Florence were rarely major figures.
By the Baroque period, Florence was no longer the most important centre of painting in Italy, but was important nonetheless. Leading artists born in the city, and who, unlike others, spent much of their careers there, include Cristofano Allori, Matteo Rosselli, Francesco Furini, and Carlo Dolci. Pietro da Cortona was born in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany and did much work in the city.
Pair of Early 20C Italian Oil on Board Landscapes by Nesi.
Provenance: From a High-End Fort Worth Estate. Home built circa 1920-30.
Dimensions: Each (in frame) is 18 inches tall, 16.5 inches wide and 2.5 inches deep.
Condition: Very good.