1850 – 1939
The Golden Headdress

Oil on canvas, signed upper left
Image size: 21 x 16 inches (53.5 x 40.5 cm)
Original frame

Vincenzo Loria trained as an artist in his native country of Italy. He moved to Rome where he spent most of his life. He worked mostly in watercolours and specialised in romantic scenes set in the Italian countryside. However, he also painted a large number of Islamic scenes such as ‘Si và al bagno’, ‘The Public Letter Writer’ and ‘Portrait of a Turkish lady smoking the hookah’.

With the help of Mazzoleni and an English dealer called Dudens, most of his works were bought by private collectors in England and the United States. In 1925, Loria settled in Tuscany, having established his reputation as a fashionable artist.

His works are well executed and show a strong understanding of light and shade within the subject.