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Nino Caffè painting

Vestments of a young priest

Nino Caffè, painting on paper, mixed media.

Period second half of the sixtiesHeight 18 ¹/₂ inWidth 11 ¹/₃₂ in Categories ,


Vestizione di un pretino (Vestments of a Young Priest)
Signed bottom center: Caffè.

The piece's measurements including the frame are inch 18 ¹/₂ x 11 ¹/₂

Young priests in 1950s Rome were one of Nino Caffè's favorite painting subjects.

Nino Caffè (1909–1975) painter, engraver. In 1938, he took part in the Venice Biennale. He spent the war period in Urbino. His house was across from the Cathedral and from the window he could see seminarians, who became his young priests. They would be his favorite subject to paint, earning him the nickname, the painter of priests.

Technical Details

Materials paperTecnica mixed mediaPeriod second half of the sixtiesProduttore Nino CafféOrigin private collectionConditions good condition
Height 18 ¹/₂ inWidth 11 ¹/₃₂ in

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