Filipo Indoni (1842-1908)

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The River Crossing


Filipo Indoni was a Roman born artist who painted in the Realist style. He often created lively scenes of peasants and lower class people playing, laughing and generally being carefree. Indoni made these formerly forgotten people in the art world shine, while his fellow artists were portraying them in darker themes.

A Young Roman Peasant Boy

Carefree Street Music

Peasants in the Roman Countryside

Indoni was particularly talented with watercolors, and painted a number of scenes of peasants and country people in watercolor. Unlike many other artists who portray peasants and workers, Indoni’s subjects are generally happy and jubilant. This is because Indoni’s goal was to portray them as being people that are proud of their hard work, as opposed to being downtrodden, and was Indoni’s response to the idealistic, but unrealistic styling of formerly popular Romanticism.

Contemplation, watercolor

Boy and Girl, watercolor

Shepherd in the Field, watercolor

Indoni’s signature style of warm amber light, festive activities and idealistic country scenes are one of many ways to pinpoint whether a painting was created by him or not. However, another telltale sign is his beautiful scripted signature “F. Indoni” which often appeared on the front of his canvases.

Signature 1

Signature 2

Message from a Suitor

Peasant Woman at the Shore

Throughout the years, Indoni’s pieces have continuously done well at auction, and his unusual and beautiful compositions are highly sought after by collectors. Today, Indoni’s work is housed all over the world, and perhaps in your own collection. Still wondering about a pastoral Italian Realist painting from the late 19th century in your family estate? Contact us…it could be by Filipo Indoni.