Sotheby's /Dec 15, 2009
€35,000.00 - €45,000.00
Artworks in Arcadja37
Some works of Pietro PajettaExtracted between 37 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Auction: Auctionata -Jan 24, 2014 - BerlinLot number: 51
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The oil painting by Italian genre painter Pietro Pajetta was created in 1892. It depicts a characteristic Italian landscape with farmers and animals. A farmer on his donkey cart passes a busy rural street with a group of conversing women and flock of sheep. The farmer is followed by a group of people and a cow. A few hens in the image foreground are picking food, unimpressed by the approaching donkey. The painting by Pietro Pajetta is signed and dated lower left ‘Pajetta 1892’’’’. It is in fair condition according to its age, showing signs of age and wear. The surface is slightly soiled. It shows some partial loss of colour. The Frame also shows some loss of material. On the reverse of the stretcher is an old label that reads ‘Studio Signo. II. Piano’’’’. The stretcher frame measures 21.5 x 51.5 cm. The overall dimensions including the frame are 32.5 x 62 cm. Pietro Pajetta (1845-1911) Pietro Pajetta was born 1845 in Vittorio, Treviso. He was a student at the Academy in Bologna. His main works are considered to be the Allegories in the Villa Valduga and the paintings of S. Giovanni Ilarione in Vicenza. Already during his lifetime he participated in many national exhibitions. Some of his works can be found in the Galleria nazionale d'arte moderna, Rome as well as in the Palazo Da Zara, Padua. Pietro Pajetta (1845-1911), ‘Farmer on donkey cart’’, 1892 Oil on canvas Italy, 1892 Pietro Pajetta (1845-1911) – Italian genre and figure painter Signed and dated lower left ‘Pajetta 1892’’’’ Gilt Florentine frame Overall dimensions, framed: 32.5 x 62 cm Provenance: Northern German private collection Characteristic genre painting with animals and Italian landscape - Comparable works by Pietro Pajetta fetch up to 45,000 Euros at international auctions The oil painting by Italian genre painter Pietro Pajetta was created in 1892. It depicts a characteristic Italian landscape with farmers and ...
Auction: Sotheby's -Nov 13, 2007 - LondonLot number: 130
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Footnote: Pietro Pajetta was born in Serravalle in 1845. His early ambitions to become a painter were cut short when, following the outbreak of war with Austria, he enrolled in the army at the young age of fourteen. With poetic justice this ultimately worked to his advantage, as it was through the auspices of General Cialdini that he was later accepted at the Accademia of Bologna. For his subject matter Pajetta turned to subjects of everyday rural life, and the present work is typical of his genre scenes of peasants and their livestock; his mastery of painting animals was well known, and was considered one of the foremost animal painters of his time. From the 1870s he exhibited widely in Italy, as well as in German and France. In 1884 he won a silver medal for one of several works he exhibited at the Crystal Palace in London. Later in his life Pajetta undertook a number of religious commissions for churches in Padua, and also painted portraits of several clerics. As well as genre paintings he also painted decorative schemes, such as the ceiling of Palazzo Camerini in Piazzola, the ceiling of the church of S. Giovanni Ilarione above Vicenza, frescoes in the Duomo of Padua and the decorations of a private villa in Vittorio Veneto. He died in Padua in 1911.