“Old Man Drinking”
An oil on canvas antique portrait painting of a drinking man by the Italian artist Vincenzo Busciolano (born 1851). He is seated and has a glass of wine in one hand and is holding on tightly to the flagon with the other arm.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Presented in the original carved gilt wood frame.
Signature: Upper right and dated 1906.
Provenance: Cottone Auctions, New York, 17 Sep 2011, Lot #101. Sold for $3,600.
Condition: Painting and frame are both in very good condition.
Measurements: Painting measures 34 x 24cm and the overall frame 58 x 48cm.
Biography: Busciolano was born in Naples in 1851. He came from a famous family of artists active in Naples, and was the nephew of the sculptor Antonia, and the son of Michel Busciolano. He studied painting at the Neapolitan School of Painting at the Fine Arts Institute. His paintings – generic scenes, portraits and images of characteristic Neapolitan fishermen, women and children were featured on local shows. The artist’s paintings are in Naples museum collections, among others, at the Capodimonte Museum.