Antique painting Portrait of Young Man attributed to Austrian - Italian artist Andras or Andrea Marco (1824-1895). Painting dated to mid 19th century. Signed to metal plaque on the frame. Framed in period gilded frame. Frame has a very nice corners design. Measures 16" - 40.5 cm high; 13.5" - 34 cm wide without frame; with the frame 22" - 56 cm high, 19.5" - 49 cm wide. Condition is very good, taking into consideration age. There are no holes or tear, light craquelure top centre, otherwise fine piece of art.
About artist -
András or Andrea Markó (1824–1895) was an Austrian - Italian painter, mainly of landscapes and figures. He was active in Florence, Italy.
Andrea Marco was born in Vienna, was initially apprenticed with his father, painter - Karoly Marco the Elder. Andrea is said to have also studied with Carl Rahl at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. Andrea was a prolific artist, painting landscapes in oil of diverse parts of Europe, though mostly in Italy. He also was founding member of the avantgarde Staggia School, Florence-based, Italy. The leaders of this movement were Andreas Marko, Lorenzo Gelati (1824-1895), Serafino De Tivoli and Carlo Ademollo (1824-1911). They abandoned the Academy’s formalism to draw inspiration directly from nature, making rural scenes the subject of their paintings. They were influenced by the Barbizon School in France.
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