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Painting

Portrait of a Young Woman
1862-1946, Italian/American

This is a sweetly intimate portrait of a young woman, oil on board, 6 5/8 x 4 5/8 inches, c. 1920, signed lower right, framed. John Califano grew up in Italy and began showing his work as a young man, winning a gold medal in Naples, Italy. In 1881 he emigrated to the United States where he lived for several years in Chicago before settling in California. He was known for his California landscapes as well as portraits and genre scenes and showed his work at the National Academy of Design, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Print

The Woodman
1727-1815, Italian, active in Britain

Hand-colored stipple engraving after the painting by Thomas Barker, image size 22 1/4 x 15 3/16 inches, trimmed to the image on the top and sides, inscribed "first colored proof" in pencil in the lower right margin

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Ink drawing, image size 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches.