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MONFORTE by Matthew Haydn Jeanes

My new painting, MONFORTE has a rather lovely story attached to it, my friend Nicky Mager asked me to paint it as a gift for her brother Sandro after he took her and their siblings to Italy on a family pilgrimage earlier in the year. MONFORTE is where they and their family hail from and their aunt (who lives in the U.K.) has a painting in her house (that all the family know) of this scene painted by their cousin in the 1920’s/30’s. As a gift to say ‘thank you’ for the trip, Nicky commissioned me to paint the same scene from a photograph they took on the trip, the others all have fine art prints,. But maybe now the new painting will also live on with the new generations of their family to celebrate their heritage and MONFORTE. #monforte#italy#naples#watercolour#watercolourpainting#watercolourartist#watercolourart#traditionalart#traditionalartist

The original 1920’s painting of MONFORTE by a cousin of the family
Monforte by Matthew Haydn Jeanes 2022
The next generation of Forte family, Santoro is presented the painting from Nicky and her siblings