Girolamo Nerli

An Italian painter, who lived in Dunedin for three years in the 1890s Girolamo helped inspire a generation of New Zealand artists.  Bringing a distinctly different approach to painting in Australia and New Zealand with his character brushwork and unfinished appearance.  Before arriving in Dunedin the artist visited Samoa in 1892.  Here he met and painted a portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson now in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.  His greatest achievements are said to be a few penetrating portraits that reveal elusive states of mind.

b 1860-1926       

(Work above)

Title: Portrait of a lady    $NZD POA    Size: 40 x 30 cm

Medium: Oil on canvas