FINE ART INVESTMENTS SINCE 1978
Giovanni Giordano LANZA
Title: "The First and Second Temple of Hera, Paestum"
Medium: Original Watercolor
Sheet/image size: 12.5" x 27.5"
Framed size: 16.5" x 31.25"
Giovanni Giordano Lanza (April 1827 - 1890) was an Italian painter. He was born in Naples. He completed his first studies under
professor Giacinto Gigante in Naples. In 1852, his large canvas of The Interior of the church of Santa Chiara was awarded a silver
medal. He was commissioned by the Bourbon Royal family to paint The interior of the Sacristy of San Martino, which was also
awarded a prize. In 1860 by commission of the marchese di Sassenay and for an album of Napoleon III, he completed two
watercolors depicting Una veduta della marina di Santa Lucia and An Interior of the Gerolimini . In 1862, he completed by
commission by the Prince of Cassero a canvas depicting the Palazzo Reale of Caserta; in 1862 again for the Royal family, he
completed a Sant' Arcangelo alla Cova; per Vittorio Emanuele, he painted la Veduta della Piazza d'Amalfi; for the Duchess of
Genoa Naples of Mergellina. He also completed another canvas depicting The Surroundings of Naples (1875). Documentation of
him in Naples exist as late as 1889.