Young woman in a garden signed John Massimino c1975
Mixed media study on paper, 20th C American School. Dimensions : Frame : 320mm x 242mm x 12mm. Image : 212mm x 135mm. Weight : 0.480kg net. Condition : Good.
Young woman in a garden signed John Massimino c1975. Titled Capri. 20th Century American School.
Mixed media, watercolour, gouache, graphite, study on paper by this well known American artist.
A colourful and attractive image of a woman in a garden setting with a large flower pot to foreground. The artist's signature is along the lower edge in light brown ink with another indistinct word following "Ca...n". Since this original posting, I have been in contact with John Massimino and he has clarified the script quote "The word in question is Capri - I painted it during one of my trips to Capri Italy. Brings back great memories." The colours and style capture an image of passing elegance and femininity in a lush and exuberant setting. The work is displayed under a black cotton mount with complementary brown surround which enhances the image. The glazed frame is basic decorated wood with a light card backing lightly taped to the frame - old framing pins can be seen holding the mount in position. A biography of John Massimino is attached to the back and written in biro at top is "Holiday in Malta £56 30-6-83". Underneath the latter can be seen another blue label "Galleria d'Azte Cornici Arredamenti Cav. Gabriele Salcino Via Tarsia, 8 - Napoli - Tel. 32.45.30.".
An interesting mixed media study.
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