Pompeo Mariani
Monza 1857-Bordighera 1927
Portrait of a Gentleman Holding a Hat

PROVENANCE: Stamped with the studio stamp, recto and verso, numbered by Galleria Enrico 2762, 97/2912 (verso).

Pencil, signed in pencil on recto and in ink on verso

227 x 151 mm. (9 x 6in).


Mariani exhibited as a painter of genre, landscapes, marines and pastels. He was the nephew of Mos Bianchi (1845-1904). He travelled to Egypt from 1881-1882. Mariani exhibited in Vienna, where he won a medal in 1888, Munich, Nice and Paris. He was fascinated by life in Monte Carlo and the casinos.