DE FRANCESCHI Mariano
IN FRONT OF THE BAB AL NASR GATE, CAIRO
Oil on canvas: 46 x 66.5 cm / 18.1 x 26.2 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of genre scenes and landscapes; watercolourist and draughtsman. Orientalist.
Mariano De Franceschi studied at the Academia di San Luca in Rome before perfecting his skills in the studio of the Spanish painter Baldomero Galofre y Gimenez. He exhibited in Turin in 1884. He travelled to North Africa.
Some of his works are exhibited at the Galleria Nationale d’Arte Moderna in Rome.
Origin: Memorial Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco (California).
Rome 1849 - 1896
Birmingham - Rome
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 5, p. 975.