Tonalist painting of an Tuscan villa surrounded by Italian cypress trees, bordered in front by a stone wall. The primary colors red and yellow are present in the flowers, while blue glows through the two ground floor windows of the house. Canvas dimensions are 20 x 20, frame measures 29 3/4 x 29 3/4 x 1 3/4. Weight is 8 lbs. $1,500
Francesco Gioli (29 June 1846 – 4 February 1922) was an Italian painter and member of the Macchiaioli movement. The Macchiaioli were a group of Italian painters active in Tuscany in the second half of the nineteenth century, who, breaking with the antiquated conventions taught by the Italian academies of art, did much of their painting outdoors in order to capture natural light, shade, and color. They also found inspiration in the paintings of their French contemporaries of the Barbizon school (Wikipedia).