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 Londonio, Francesco (Italian painter, 1723-1783) , Sheep and Goats

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Title Sheep and Goats
Collection Astley Hall Museum & Art Gallery, Chorley
Artist Londonio, Francesco (Italian painter, 1723-1783)
Date Earliest about 1735
Date Latest 1783
Description Londonio was born in Milan into a noble family of Spanish origin and studied under Ferdinando Porta. He depicted rustic peasant life; an animal group such as this was a typical subject. The colours are generally muted earth tones and the brushwork is very delicate and detailed. His meticulous style is similar to that of Grechetto and Flemish painters such as Teniers the Younger.
Current Accession Number CHOAH:1979:114:2
Subject animal (sheep and goats)
Measurements 12.5 x 16.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mrs Townley Parker 1979
Notes This painting is one of a pair, both in the Astley Hall collection, the inventory number of the other work is CHOAH 1979 114:1. The largest collection of Londonio's works is in the Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.
Rights Owner Astley Hall Museum & Art Gallery
Author Lisa Howard
 

 

 

 

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