'Hide and Seek', Italian genre painting by Eugenio Zampighi

By Zampighi, Eugenio (Italian, 1859-1944)


This fine painting of a homely and warm domestic interior is by the Italian artist Eugenio Zampighi, a leading painter of genre scenes active during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


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This fine genre painting is by the Italian artist Eugenio Zampighi. The painting depicts a genre scene—that is, something lifted from everyday life and not drawn from the landscape or the canons of history. A young mother bounces her baby on her lap, as her daughter peeks from behind her and her elderly father lights his pipe in the background. The interior setting is that of a peasant family: the humble, homely room is littered with domestic items, from pots and pans to hens and young chicks. The painterly manner is fluid and accomplished, the colour palette is rich and sombre, and the lighting provides a chiaroscuro effect.

The painting is signed ‘E. Zampighi’ top left and is contained within a giltwood frame.

Frame: Height 110cm, width 90cm
Canvas: Height 74cm, width 56cm


Artist / Maker
By Zampighi, Eugenio (Italian, 1859-1944)
Country of Origin
Date of Manufacture
c. 1900
Early 20th Century
Figurative Art, Genre
Giltwood, Oil on Canvas
Gold, Multi-coloured


110 cm / 43.3 inches
90 cm / 35.4 inches


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