Watercolor by Cesare Fracassini (1838-1868),Vatican Museum, signed, inscribed and dated 'Pavesi Copio/1891/C Fracassini/1867'. Measures: sight is 21"high x 15" wide, Overall is 34" high x 28" wide.
Cesare Fracassini (or Fracassi) (December 18, 1838 – December 13, 1868) was an Italian painter, mainly of large mythologic or religious topics.
About the Painting: On July 9, 1572, nineteen priests and catholic friars of Gorkum were hanged by the Calvinists in Brielle, Holland.
PREFETE DUFFAUT painting. The artist born in jacmel on January 1st, 1923, Prefete was an unhappy child who took to draw at an early age. He joined the Centre D'Art in 1948 giving up assisting his sailboat-building father. Renowned for his mountainous landscapes with serpentine roads, Prefete Duffaut is often called a "primitive" painter; others refer to him as "naive".