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Gaetano Esposito was born in Salerno in 1858 and died in Sala Consilina in 1911.
He learned the rudiments of painting from Gaetano D'Agostino, and was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples, where he studied under Filippo Palizzi, Domenico Morelli and Stanislao Lista.
His classmates were Giuseppe Avallone, Vincenzo Migliaro, Vincenzo Caprile, Giuseppe De Sanctis, Paolo Vetri, Vincenzo Volpe, to whom he was also linked by an affinity of taste.
He often used children in his genre paintings, influenced by Antonio Mancini's taste for "pathos" and for tattered clothes and the material rendering of color.
The color, in Gaetano Esposito, although very rich, is smooth, graduated in precious and precise chiaroscuro, in the manner of Edoardo Dalbono.
In the portraits, especially female in pastel, he shows his virtuosity in mastering a tonal technique of the seventeenth century.
Condition: Excellent condition.
Dimensions of the canvas: 30x40cm.
Measures of the frame: 44x56cm.
Provenance: Salerno 19th century.
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