Description & Technical information

The Neapolitan poet Salvatore Di Giacomo, a close friend of the artist, chose to describe the pastel landscapes of Casciaro in lyrical terms: ‘A pastel by Casciaro resembles both Bach and Mozart; it is sometimes both tragic and profound, a moving Beethoven-like passage. This elegance is delightful: this spirit, this taste are rare: this pleasant and assured strength, it does not oppress you but it pulls you: and the voice of this lovely artist has all the accents: it has the ardour and the sigh, the impetus and the tenderness, a cry and a murmur.'

Period:  1850-1900, 19th century, 20th century
Origin:  Italy
Medium: Pastel, Pencil underdrawing
Signature: Signed Casciaro and indistinctly inscribed Costa(?) N(?) 15(?) at the lower right.
Numbered 38 at the lower right.
Numbered 42 on the verso.
Stamped G. CASCIARO / NAPOLI in a circle (not in Lugt) on the verso.
Inscribed No 45712 / 51 1/2 x 33 on a label pasted onto the old backing board.
327 x 505 mm. (12 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.) [sheet]

Dimensions: 32.7 x 50.5 cm (12⁷/₈ x 19⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints