Virgilio Tojetti A Love Idyll Print Antique.
This very sweet print is entitled A Love Idyll, and has a reclining Victorian lass attended by several cupids. One ties her shoes, another scrambles up the wall with his bow and quiver, and another nearby has placed a rose in her hair. Near her is a fountain, and a little lamb tenderly licks her palm. The scene is set in a tiled garden area with pink roses. The artist is Virgilio Tojetti (see biography below).
This print was made in 1894 and is housed in a quarter-sawn Adirondack style wood frame. At each corner are burnished copper lady embellishments with flowing hair around the face. This piece is a chromolithograph and all the color layers align in perfect register. Overall size is 13.5 x 20.5 inches, ready to hang. Please note that the closeup photos are a bit darker than the print really is. See overall unframed photo for the best color hues.
Virgilio Tojetti biography: (1849 - 1901)
Painter, muralist. Born in Rome, Italy on March 15, 1849, the son of Domenico Tojetti. Virgilio was a pupil of his father and later studied in Paris with Gérome and Bouguereau. He was a resident of San Francisco from 1871 until about 1883 when he moved to NYC where he painted murals in the Savoy Hotel, Hoffman House and others. He became popular in the East as a painter of genre scenes and frescoes. Tojetti died of Bright's disease in NYC on March 26, 1901. He is best known for his cupid paintings, their fat chubby little bodies akin to those of Bouguereau.
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