Description

    FRANCISCO MASSERIA
    (Italian, b. 1927)
    Street Urchin
    Oil on canvas
    20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed lower right: I. Devini
    Inscribed verso: 63161 / "Street Urchin"

    Francisco J.J.C. Masseria emigrated from Italy to Buenos Aires some time before the 1960s and quickly established a following for his Realist portraiture. His preferred subjects were Argentine children, often dressed in vibrant festival costumes, offset by dark backgrounds. Masseria was forced to go into hiding after being placed on the anti-Perónista list, and he began signing his paintings "I. Devini." The majority of his paintings remain in private collections; more readily collectable are his prints and his porcelain plates designed for Royal Doulton.


    Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000.

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    Very good condition.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2009
    3rd Wednesday
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