Walter Girotto, 1953 | Symbolic / Figurative painter
Walter Girotto was born in a small northern Italian town called Rovigo and it was May 4th when his family moved to Turin (Italy) to seek their fortune. The only things he likes to remember about his town of origin are the branches of the weeping willow in the small garden, two tin soldiers and a picture of a whale, drawn at nursery school when he was 4, under the incredulous gaze of a nun who was unaware that her admiring glance was to decide his life as a painter.
Allan Ramsay | A Country Girl at Surrentum, Italy | The Met
Inscription: Inscribed on verso: "A Country Girl at Surrentum / September 1776"Marking: Collectors mark of Michael Ingram; possible watermark under the sitter's chin
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo | Head of a Young Man in Three-Quarter View | The Met
Artist: Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, Venice 1696–1770 Madrid). Date: 18th century. Medium: Red chalk, highlighted with white chalk, on blue-gray pa...