Tito Conti, ‘An Italian Beauty’, 19th Century,  M.S. Rau Antiques

Italian genre painter Tito Conti showcases his aptitude for capturing the flirtatious female form in this skillfully executed original oil on canvas. The artist specialized in historical and genre scenes in the Florentine tradition, though his paintings of the fashionable female were among his most successful. The luminous portraits pay homage to the playful personalities and stylish sensibilities of the modern woman, all of which he masterfully conveys through his luxurious canvases. The hallmark of Conti's works is his exquisite and precise use of color, as seen in the soft pinks, browns and greens of the present piece.

Signature: Signed Tito Conti (upper right)

Italy