Oil painting on canvas
contemporary frame at the time of the painting
Dimensions: 73x95 cm - 122x99 cm with frame
already Bruno Buitoni collection
The news we have about the life of Gaspare Lopez, said of the flowers, probably born in Naples and lived in Florence and around Venice
in 1740, we get them through De Dominici. They need, however, an integration with new documents and information to draw from his stay in Florence.
Its place of birth is perhaps to be traced back to the city of Naples. Here he had the Belvedere as his teacher. At the same time he became familiar with the works of JeanBaptiste Dubuisson. Hence his style of painting became ornamental and characterized by a strong chromaticism.
Among his artistic predilections, the en plein air compositions included, in particular, in green and natural contexts, rich in trees and vegetation or in avenues and monumental elements.
His first work dates back to 1712 and takes the name of Fiori, depicting a female figure in a landscape, currently preserved in the museum of San Martino.
Other works by Gaspare Lopez can be found not only in the Royal Palace of Caserta and the Correale in Sorrento, but also in the Uffizi and at the Kunsthi-storisches in Vienna and the smaller museums in Valletta, Chambery and Kiev.
In 1717 Gaspare Lopez records an inscription to the Guild of Neapolitan painters. From Naples, however, he soon moved to travel and work abroad, in Prussia, Rome, Venice, perhaps in Poland.
After these trips, however, Gaspare Lopez decided to settle in Florence, where he lived for over ten years and was influenced by Andrea Scacciati's style. Francesco Maria Niccolò Gaburri introduced him in 1727 into the artistic environment.
His reputation began to spread and was in great demand by well-to-do local collectors including Ignazio Hugford.
His seems to have been a violent death caused by injuries sustained during a fight in Venice and datable around 1740.
80 000 €
Price : on request
Price : on request