THE PAINTER AND HIS MODEL
Oil on panel: 69 x 50 cm / 27.2 x 19.7 ins
Signed and dated '1886' lower right
Painter of genre scenes, portraits, landscapes, seascapes and flowers; watercolourist and pastellist.
Edoardo Gioja was a pupil of his father Belisario Gioja and of Nino Costa in Rome. He studied in Germany, the Netherlands, Paris and London.
He painted flowers, landscapes, seascapes around the port of Porto d’Anzio and portraits. From 1919 on he worked in London, where he was the portraitist of the high aristocracy.
Rome 1862 - 1937
Florence - Rome
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 6, p. 216.
G. Bolaffi, "Dizionario enciclopedico dei pittori e degli incisori Italiani", Turin 1974, Vol. 5, p. 443.