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Vittorio Reggianini (Italian, 1858-1939)
Vittorio Reggianini (Italian, 1858-1939)


Vittorio Reggianini (Italian, 1858-1939)
signed 'VReggianini' (lower right)
oil on canvas
37 ¼ x 55 ¼ in. (94.6 x 140.3 cm.)
with Alfredo Candida & Co., Florence.
Edgar Bristow Hughes (1866-1951), Hackney, Australia.
H. Bristow Hughes, Culla, Australia, gifted by the above, 1917.
Anonymous sale; Megaw & Hogg, Adelaide, 28 April 1993, lot 200.
Private collection, South Australia.
Anonymous sale; Leonard Joel, South Yarra, 20 March 2018, lot 154.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

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The Hughes family, to whom this painting belonged around the turn of the century, were pioneering pastoralists during the early days of the English colony of South Australia, and would become one of the area's most important families. The Hughes family owned the grand home Athelney in Hackney, where they played host to Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, on his tour of Australia in October 1867.

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