Antonino Leto (Italian, 1844-1913) Stabilimento di bagna a La Spezia

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Lot 29
Antonino Leto
(Italian, 1844-1913)
Stabilimento di bagna a La Spezia

Sold for £ 25,062 (US$ 32,167) inc. premium
Antonino Leto (Italian, 1844-1913)
Stabilimento di bagna a La Spezia
signed and dated 'Leto 76 -' (lower right)
oil on canvas
46.5 x 90.5cm (18 5/16 x 35 5/8in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Purchased by the great-grandfather of the present owner, who was a colonel in the Italian army.
    Thence by descent.
    Private collection, UK.

    Exhibited
    (possibly) Brera, Esposizione delle opere di Belle Arti, 1877, as I bagni alla Spezia.

    Antonino Leto worked in many regions of Italy during his early career, and enjoyed early academic success. Leto was awarded a stipend to travel to Florence, where he worked between 1867-1878, when the present lot was painted. La Spezia, a port city a few hours north of Florence, was developed as a naval base during the 1860s.

    For a smaller study for the present lot, see Luisa Martorelli & Antonella Purpura, Antonino Leto, Milan, 2019, illustrated in colour, p. 56.
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