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Sketch for 'Straw Weavers at Settignano'
Telemaco Signorini

This small oil sketch is a first idea for a painting in a private collection. It shows a craft worker in Settignano, a village in the hills above Florence.

Signorini was a member of a group of Florentine painters known as 'macchiaioli' - literally, mark or spot-makers. He was a life-long friend of Degas, whose works hang nearby in the Gallery.

Key facts
Artist Telemaco Signorini
Artist dates 1835 - 1901
Full title Sketch for 'Straw Weavers at Settignano'
Date made about 1880
Medium and support Oil on laminated board
Dimensions 16.1 x 13.2 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit Presented in memory of Beniamino Forti by his daughter Luciana, 2008
Inventory number NG6610
Location in Gallery Not on display
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