Provenance Estate of the artist Sale, Doyle Auctions, New York, New York, November 8, 1995, lot 95, from above (Probably) Jason Darrow, New York, New York, by 2006 Mr. & Mrs. Allen Swerdlick, New York, New York
Literature (Probably) Stuart P. Embury, The Art and Life of Luigi Lucioni: A Contribution Towards a Catalogue Raisonné (Stuart P. Embury, 2006), 227, no. 82.1.
Luigi Lucioni emigrated from his native Italy to the United States in 1911. Already interested in art from the age of six, Lucioni continued his studies at New York schools including the Cooper Union and National Academy of Art and was later granted a scholarship from the Tiffany Foundation. He traveled to Italy in 1925 where he discovered what he referred to as “classic realism” in the works of Italian masters Piero della Francesca, Andrea Mantegna and Leonardo da Vinci. Lucioni returned to America, where he received his first solo exhibition in 1927. His works were marked by a heightened
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