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Francesco Lord Mancini, a cavalry charge


Pen, black ink and watercolour, signed FMancini; 85 x 97 mm.

Francesco Mancini enrolled at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Naples in 1844, attending the school of drawing; from 1846 he also attended the course of landscape painting held by Gabriele Smargiassi. He then abandoned the academic approach at the end of the following decade and devoted himself to painting from life during numerous trips to the regions of southern Italy. He also practiced the historical painting and participated in 1861 at the Esposizione Nazionale in Florence with Risorgimento subjects. A protagonist of the Neapolitan cultural life, since 1862 Mancini was a member of the Promotrice di Belle Arti and since 1877 he was a professor at the local Academy. In 1888 he was one of the founders of the Circolo Artistico Napoletano. He participated in major national exhibitions among which those of Turin (1880 and 1884) and Milan (1881). In this period landscape paintings inspired by the countryside and customs of the Abruzzi, Puglia and Calabria regions were accompanied by more fashionable scenes of city life painted during frequent stays in Paris and London, very popular among collectors of the time.

price: 1.300,00 euros

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