• Old Masters & 19th Century Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5859

    Old Masters & 19th Century Art

    28 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 355

    Pietro Fragiacomo (ITALIAN, 1856-1922)

    A mooring on the river

    Price Realised  


    Pietro Fragiacomo (ITALIAN, 1856-1922)
    A mooring on the river
    signed 'P Fragiacomo' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    12 x 18 1/8 in. (30.5 x 46 cm.)

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    Pietro Fragiacomo is best known for his depictions of the Venetian lagoon and favours scenes of everyday life along the water. Fragiacomo was especially concerned with rendering the effect of light and water and painting won him the admiration of James Abbott McNeill
    Whistler. He gained entry to the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers, of which Whistler was President. In 1898, his pictures were exhibited in London at the first exhibition of the Society, alongside pictures by Auguste Rodin, Edouard Manet, and Edgar Degas.

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