Stock Code: 2067
Description: A charming yet off beat look at Italian family life, with a young girl whilst winding thread being charmed by her young bo, whilst her grandmother listens secretly in the background. A classic genre scene by the excellent hand of Giovani Batista Torriglia.
Further Information: Born in Genoa in 1857, Giovanni Battista was best known as a genre painter, he was particularly revered for his sensitive depictions of domestic family life. Torriglia's paintings generally involve multi-figured compositions and involve a strong narrative element. Like his contemporaries, Gaetano Chierici and Eugenio Zampighi, Torriglia was keen to show that happiness was not dependent on material wealth, clearly demonstrated by happy flirtation of the peasant couple whilst the girls continues her chores, in the background grandmother listens in secretly to the conversation. The sunlight streaming through window illuminates this happy scene.
Condition: Excellent. The painting has been cleaned, re-lined and fitted with a new Italian contemporary style giltwood frame.
Country of Origin: Italy
Artist & Painting: Giovanni Batista Torriglia (1858-1937); Italian. "The Thread of Love" - oil on canvas, circa 1895.
Provenance: Private collection London.
Signed: G B Torriglia, Firenze (lower left)
Dimensions of Canvas: Height 25.00 inches (63.50cm) Width 36.00 inches (91.44cm)