The mythological painting "The daughters of the forest" (original artist´s title) was created by good listed Italian portrait,landscape and genre painter Giuseppe Grassis (1870 - Turin - 1949). Our work was illustrated in the monography "giuseppe Grassi Pittore Fra Piemonte E Liguria" by Vitaliano Rocchiero, Rome, 1984 (see add.photos). Giuseppe Grassis studied at the Academy in Turin under Celestino Gilardi, 1892 Prize in Concorso Quadriennale. Debuted 1895 at the Promotrice in Turin with a spring landscape. In the state order created a miniature collection in the Palace Reale in Turin. His paintings clients were among others the Princess Letizia Bonaparte, the Duchess of Genoa, the Duke Emanuele Filiberto d´Aosta and almost all members of the Houses Orleans.
Literature: Comanducci III, 1972; Vollmer II, 1955, 294
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: oil on octagonal cardboard, original luxuriousy frame.
Measurements: unframed w 19 7/8" x h 16 3/4" (50,5 x 42,5 cm); framed w 26 3/4" x h 25 1/4 " (68 x 64 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.