Giovanni (Nino) Costa (Rome 1826 - Rome 1903)

Study of a Tree Sold

Watercolour, over an underdrawing in pencil.
405 x 271 mm. (15 7/8 x 10 5/8 in.)

ACQUIRED BY THE DELAWARE MUSEUM OF ART, WILMINGTON, DE.

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Many of Costa’s earliest extant drawings are studies of trees and plants. A similar pencil drawing of a tree trunk, an early work datable to before 1860, was in a private collection in 1972.


Provenance:
By descent in the family of the artist until c.2005
Paolo Antonacci, Rome
Nicolaas Teeuwisse, Berlin
W/S Fine Art, London.

Giovanni (Nino) COSTA

Study of a Tree

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