Georgio Aicardi, Cattle Grazing By A River

Georgio Aicardi, Cattle Grazing By A River

An impressionistic oil on board depicting several cattle grazing alongside a picturesque river by Italian artist, Giorgio Matteo Aicardi (1891-1984). The free-flowing style and soft edges remind us a little of Monet’s waterlilies, which he painted in his garden at Giverny.

Aicardi’s talent was spotted at a young age and he soon found himself enrolled to study at the Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti in Genoa. During his time there, he was taught by the highly accomplished Neapolitan painter, Giuseppe Pennasilico, who encouraged him to paint ‘en plein air’.

He’s predominantly known for his frescos, which adorn various palaces and churches, but he’s also considered to be an important member of the post-impressionist and modernist movements.

The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within a simple wooden frame.

Medium: Oil on board
Overall size: 21” x 19” / 54cm x 48cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Provenance: Italy
Condition: Artwork in good overall condition. Frame with some light wear and a little damage on the bottom.
Artist’s auction highlight: £8,106 achieved for ‘Giovanna’ at an Italian auction in 2006.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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