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Publio DeTommasi (1848 - 1914)

Lot 590: PUBLIO DE TOMMASI, ITALIAN (1849-1914) Vast

Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers

June 15, 2008
St. Louis, MO, US

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PUBLIO DE TOMMASI, ITALIAN (1849-1914) Vast landscape with shepherd and herding dog following flock of sheep along path, oil on canvas, signed lower right, carved gilt frame. 28 1/2 x 59 inches Provenance: Purchased by current owner from the Tony Faust Family Estate, Saint Louis, early 1980s Tony Faustãs grand restaurant and oyster bar, opened at Broadway and Elm in 1871 and closed in 1916, but was widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in the country, and even hosted the principal site for dining at the 1904 Worldãs Fair. It is believed that this painting may have hung in his restaurant.

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