Casimiro Aldini TOMBA
(Rome 1857 - Rome 1929)
A Female Nude on a Leopard Skin Rug
Signed and dedicated all’amico Stefanori / CTomba at the lower right.
226 x 364 mm. (8 7/8 x 14 3/8 in.)
A genre painter and watercolourist, the Roman artist Casimiro Tomba remains little known today, despite the modest success he achieved in his lifetime. He exhibited frequently in Rome, Turin and Bologna, and in 1928 wrote and illustrated a small book entitled Via Margutta e gli artisti. Tomba was particularly highly regarded for his finished watercolours of Orientalist or genre subjects, which he exhibited and sold as independent works of art.
Professor and Mrs. Julius S. Held, Old Bennington, VT (his mark, not in Lugt, stamped in black ink on the verso).