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.ENQUIRE
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.
By descent in the family of the artist until c.2005Paolo Antonacci, RomeNicolaas Teeuwisse, BerlinW/S Fine Art, London.