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Made by: Oreste Costa

Currently in storage

About this object

Painting shows a genre scene. To the right is a young man holding a pipe in his left hand which is resting on a table in front of him. He is blowing smoke into the face of a young woman on his right. They are both seated at a wooden table. He leans towards her, his right arm around her shoulders. He is wearing a brimmed hat, a red vest and white shirt. She leans back to the left, with her right arm and hand raised to block the smoke. She is wearing a yellow cap and kerchief and a white and green blouse. She also wears gold hoop earrings, and a pearl necklace. On the table is a wooden bowl filled with salad and with a spoon sticking out from it and a fork leaning against it. Also on the table is crumbled bread, a knife, a cut onion, a tumbler of wine and spilled matches. Both are seated in straight back wooden chairs and at the right background is a painting hanging on the wall.

Object name:
Made from:
Oil on canvas
Made in:
Florence, Italy
Date made:
19th c.
69.9 × 104.1 cm (27 1/2 × 41 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE upper left corner: O. Costa Firenze
Credit line:
Gift of General Foods, 1978