Pietro Annigoni (1910 - 1988) - Portrait

Auction title: 
Contemporary and 20th Century Fine Art
Lot number: 
1
Artist: 
Pietro Annigoni (1910 - 1988)
Artwork Title: 
Untitled
Size: 
28.5 x 19.6cm
Media: 
Charcoal on paper
Artist Info: 

Pietro Annigoni was an Italian portrait and fresco painter. He studied art at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence. An exhibition in 1950 at Wildenstein & Co., London, introduced Annigoni's work to the English public, with whom he remained popular. He based his style on Leonardo da Vinci and Titian, working in tempera and oil to simulate old-master oils, or pen-and-ink to imitate silverpoint. 

Public Collections include:

Uffizi Museum, Florence, Italy
Pitti Palace in Florence, Italy
Benedetta Bianchi Porro Foundation in Dovadola (Forlì), Italy
Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Minneapolis Institute of Art
Royal Collection of Windsor Castle
National Portrait Gallery of London, England
Vatican Museums in Rome, Italy

Notes

Annigoni painted a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II currently exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
 
Price Estimate: 
£2,500 - £3,500