Alberto Pasini (Italian 1826 - 1899) Rustic Barn-Pencil on Paper (as is-see photos). Signed lower left. Sight Size: 8.5 x 14.25 inches. In March 1855, the intervention of Chassériau, he was sent as a designer at a diplomatic mission of the French Government to Persia, Turkey, Syria, Saudi and Egypt. During that trip, he made sixty studies and many drawings, which were the basis of works such exotic realist mold that made his fortune first in France and then in Italy. He received many honors: In Paris he was awarded the Medal of Honor for painting; the Shah of Persia gave him the official title DDEL Leo and the Sun; Napoleon III decorated him the Legion d'Honneur (1878); the King of Italy Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus.His works are preserved in museums and galleries around the world, including the Gallery of Modern Art in Turin, Milan, Florence and Rome, the National Gallery, the Museum Foundation Cariparma and Pinacoteca Stuard of Parma, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts in Philadelphia and the auction house Christie's .
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