I have spent the past few years interested in my artistic heritage. My research has found that many of my family have been accomplished artists. Several artists (great, great aunts) Maria Elise Pistrucci and Elena Pistrucci were known to be artists but I had a curiosity to know what their artwork actually looked like. According to my mother her aunts Rose, lily, Myrtle, Violet, and Daisy were all accomplished painters – specifically china painting. This was of course a given as E.J Cobbett their grandfather taught them to paint along with my grandfather who happily shared his knowledge with me. Together ,We would with crayon in hand, learn to draw trees. I still had to know the art of my Pistrucci Aunts Maria Elise and Elena and to my surprise I found their art on the internet (thank goodness for technology) AND it was posted on the site of the Metropolitan Museum of Art! What did you know they were sculptors -wow. I am elated to find their work…. Thankyou Metropolitan Museum of ART!!
Cameo by Elena Pistrucci
Next I have to find Scipione Pistrucci, Philippe Pistrucci and Camillo Pistrucci’s work…
My tree today: