Anthony (Antonio Salvatore) Dattilo Rubbo (Australian, 1870-1955)
The empty church signed 'A. Dattilo-Rubbo' (lower right) oil on canvasboard 30.5 x 35.5cm (12 x 14in).
Born in Naples, Rubbo established an art school in Sydney in 1898. Among his students were such great artists as Roland Wakelin, Roy de Maistre, Grace Cossington Smith and Donald Friend, to whom he introduced key modernist ideas.