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Tempera Painting - Gepin e La Vecia, Biella, Piedmont

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1931P968.561
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1907 - 1910

Maker Information

Artist:Estella Canziani - View biography for Estella Canziani


This is one of a group of small tempera paintings by Estella Canziani in the Birmingham Collection. They are particularly valuable in providing documentary information on the clothes and associated lifestyle of the local people living in remote villages in Northern Italy. This scene shows carnival figures dating back to the medieaval period from the village of Biella in Piedmont. In the accompanying 'Piedmont' book (p.192) Estella Canziani notes: 'This costume is now only worn at carnival with addition of masks'.

Presented by Estella Canziani, 1931.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
School/Style:Arts and Crafts
Medium:Tempera on wooden panel.


Height:204 mm
Width:140 mm