The Thread of Love
The Thread of Love
The Thread of Love


The Thread of Love

c. 1895 Italy

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£26,950 gbp
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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.

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.
Excellent. The painting has been cleaned, re-lined and fitted with a new Italian contemporary style giltwood frame.
Private collection London.
Height 25.00 inch (63.50 cm)
Width 36.00 inch (91.44 cm)
Stock Code
Oil on Canvas
G B Torriglia, Firenze (lower left)
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