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Description: A spectacularly detailed genre painting by the Italian master Giuseppe Costantini.

Light shines through a single window illuminating a somewhat impoverished interior as a young barefoot boy is outfitted with a military hat, large mustache and a sabre. A seated elderly man appears to be lecturing him about his responsibilities. Two other youngsters and a woman look on with great interest. A small paper label on verso titles this painting: “The Young Recruit”.

Signed and dated lower right: “G. Costantini 1871″. Painted on a heavy chamfered wood panel that measures: 11 1/4″ x 16 1/2″. Framed in a period frame to: 16″ x 21”. Item #FA00345

Giuseppe Costantini (1844-1894) is especially known for his genre paintings and figures of impoverished Italy. He served as Director of the School of Design and Applied Arts in Nola, Italy from 1870 to 1893.

Condition: A few errant spots of inpainting, especially at the edge of the frame rabbet. In need of an overall light cleaning, generally though, in very good condition.