SARRI, Egisto
(b. 1837, Figline Valdarno, d. 1901, Firenze)

Time Game

Oil on canvas, 55 x 66 cm
Private collection

Sarri's series of Pompeii paintings, done between 1875 and 1887 are still the most sought after by collectors. They are intimate scenes of family life, located in the classical architecture of Roman or Pompeian patrician houses. They always depict a young devoted mother, showing love and attention to her small children. The composition is carefully studied. The Neoclassical architecture, the deep blue of the mother's dress, the intense 'pompei' red on the walls, all these elements remind us of some classical works by the french artists Gérôme, Couture or Boulanger.

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