Giulio Masnada Inlaid Panel on Woods - Italy XX Century

Concert of the Friars

Code :  ARARNO0142806

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Giulio Masnada Inlaid Panel on Woods - Italy XX Century

Concert of the Friars

Code :  ARARNO0142806

not available

Giulio Masnada Inlaid Panel on Woods - Italy XX Century - Concert of the Friars

Features

Concert of the Friars

Artist:  Giulio Masnada (Fratopolino) (1852-1926)

Work title:  Concerto di frati

Time:  XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Subject:  Genre scenes

Origin:  Italia

Artistic technique:  Inlay

Description : Concerto di frati

Inlaid panel in various woods and mother of pearl. Signed Fratopolino lower right. The scene depicts a group of friars who improvise an instrumental concert in the probable cellar of the convent, which serves as a pantry. The author is the Bergamo artist Giulio Masnada, who from 1903 assumed the nickname of Fratopolino (or Fra Topolino), Excellent inlayer, he created various works on religious subjects for the churches of Bergamo (inlays for the wooden choirs, for the chapels, for the benches ...). Due to his unruly life (in particular due to alcohol abuse), he lost several jobs and ended up devoting himself to the production of small pictures of genre scenes of a profane subject, such as the one proposed, which he sold at moderate prices to survive. The subjects of his scenes were never his own, but inspired by famous paintings or drawn from drawings by friendly painters. In his haste to complete the work, he often resorted to the expedient of inserting elements in other materials between the inlays, or even retouching them with a brush. The work is presented in a beautiful coeval inlaid frame.

Product Condition:
Product in good condition, with small signs of wear.

frame Size (cm):
Height: 80
Width: 62
Depth: 3,5

work dimensions (cm):
Height: 62
Width: 43,5

Additional Information

Artist: Giulio Masnada (Fratopolino) (1852-1926)

Time: XX Century - from 1901 to 2000

Subject: Genre scenes

Artistic technique: Inlay

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