on Donatus Buongiorno’s easel paintings
Near his signature, Buongiorno added dates to some paintings. I believe this indicates that they were commissioned paintings. On paintings that were gifts, he wrote inscriptions. Below are some examples of inscriptions on the fronts of paintings.
Buongiorno wrote notes on the backs of some paintings in black crayon. Besides his initials (“D.B.”), there are often numbers. I think they were dates, prices or the numbers of paintings in an inventory for a show or sale.
Sometimes he wrote inscriptions on paintings which he gave as gifts (on the fronts or backs).
Occasionally, an easel painting has notes written on its stretchers, but these may or may not have been written by the artist. Unless they are in Buongiorno’s hand, or use his notation systems, I assume they were added by various owners over the years.
Below are notes on the backs of paintings.
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