Oil/canvas, 37 x 46 cm, lo. ri. monogr. V. I., relined. - Prov.: Christie's South Kensington, 21.6.2002, lot 129 (as Irolli). - Italian figure painter, studied 1877-80 at the Naples academy, among others under G. Toma a. F. Maldarelli. His elegant a. fun-loving paintings earned him great success at the Paris salon, but as well in London, Munich a. Barcelona. - Mus.: Neapel (Capodimonte), Paris, Mailan, Turin, Palermo, Florenz, Mulhouse. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Vollmer, Bénézit.