Roberto Bompiani (Italy, 1821-1908) Monumental Oil Painting C.1871
Extraordinary oil painting by listed Italian artist.
This fine oil on canvas shows the confirmation of a young woman. The quality of the painting cannot be overstated. This is one of the finest painting in our collection, we think you’ll agree.
Original oil on canvas. Dimensions 94″ wide (7.8 feet) x 66″ high (5.3 feet)
Signed and dated by the artist. Excellent condition.
Possibly a Borghese family scene.
Roberto Bompiani began his artistic training at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome aged fifteen, and went on during a prolific career to exhibit around the world, including at the Universal Exhibition in Vienna (1872) and the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia (1876). He also spent nine months in London as Papal Representative for the Great Exhibition of 1862.
He later became Professor and then Director of his old alma mater in Rome, conveying his passion for art to his son, Augusto, who also became a painter.
Nicknamed “the Italian Bouguereau”, for his pictures of religious and mythological subjects which were evocative of the great French Academic artist, Bompiani was also known as a history and portrait painter who frequently represented members of the Italian aristocracy, such as the Borghese family.