THE CARD GAME
Oil on canvas: 69 x 91.5 cm / 27.2 x 36 ins
Signed lower right
Painter of genre scenes and landscapes.
A pupil of his father Achille Vianelli and Giacinto Giganti, Alberto Vianelli went to Paris to attend courses with Jules Lefebvre and Gustave Boulanger at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. From 1875 he settled permanently in Paris and took out French citizenship. He painted scenes of middle-class life and sunlit landscapes.
Vianelli exhibited at the Paris Salons between 1877 and 1911 and in particular at the Salon des Artistes Français, of which he became a member in 1900. He also won a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1889 and exhibited abroad in London, Brussels and Venice. He became a Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Corona d’Italia (Knight of the Italian Order of the Crown).
Cava dei Tirreni 1841 - Bénévent 1927
Italian / French School
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 14, p. 263.
G. Schurr & P. Cabanne, "Dictionnaire des Petits Maîtres de la peinture; 1820-1920", Paris 1996, Vol. 2, p. 501.