Paintings

The Tesoriere Collection: A Gift Borne of Friendship

Ugo Tesoriere, a physician from Brooklyn, NY, followed a dream to become a painter, moving to Italy to study art and paint. He married Valeria Giannini and spent the rest of his life painting portraits and landscapes.

Meeting many people interested in art, Ugo become friends with two monks studying in Rome: Fr. Francis Kline, a Trappist monk, and Fr. Jeremy Driscoll, a Benedictine monk. Over the years they became close friends.

In 2000, Ugo died and left his whole art collection to Fr. Francis Kline who was then the Abbot of Mepkin Abbey. Fr. Francis was thrilled with the gift and shipped the collection to Mepkin where it was catalogued and stored.

In 2019, Mepkin Abbey entered into a partnership with Fr. Jeremy Discroll, now the Abbot of Mt. Angel Abbey in Oregon. As a dear friend of Ugo’s, Fr. Jeremy arranged to have the framed part of the collection moved to Mt. Angel.

Today, Mepkin Abbey and Mt. Angel have these paintings available for sale to enable other art lovers to enjoy Ugo’s work.

The Tesoriere Collection

Artist: Ugo Tesoriere

Country of Origin: Born in Brooklyn, NY. Lived in Rome

Dates: 1923-200

 

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Paintings

Valeria Sewing

Cost: $5,000

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

Image: 55″h x 39.5″w
Framed: 56″h x 40.25”w

Frame Description: Narrow wood molding

Condition: Very Good

Description: Genre painting of an older woman with grey hair in a bun with her back to the viewer sitting on a mustard yellow colored couch sewing a small green piece of fabric. She is wearing an orange shirt with tan sleeveless dress.

Paintings

La Scugnizza

Cost: $4,500

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:

Image 50″ H x 39.5″ W

Framed 5411 H x 40.25″ W

Frame Description: Description Brown stained wood molding

Condition: Very Good

Description: Girl with brunette pigtails in a red dress, standing with her legs slightly apart an hands clasped in front. Yellow background with lines suggesting architectural structure and brick red floor casting a shadow.

Paintings

Man in Yellow

Cost: $600

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:
Image 18″ H x 14.5″ W

Dimensions Framed 23.5″ H x 20.5″ W

Frame Description: Antique wood frame

Condition: Good

Description: Elderly man with glasses. He is painted yellow on a yellow background using green paint to distinguish his features. A couple of details are done in different colors; his shirt is white and his ears are painted the color of his flesh.

Paintings

Zia Lida in Pink Robe

Cost: $ 3,400

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:

Image 44.5″ H x 35″ W

Framed 48.5″ H x 3911 W

Frame Description: 211 metallic painted wood frame

Condition: Good

Description: Old woman seated wearing a pink robe with aquilt on her lap.

Paintings

Self with Opera Hat

Cost: $ 400

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

Image 15.5″ H x 11.75″ W

Framed 24.75″ H x 21″ W

Frame Description: Gold painted wood molding with mat

Condition: Very Good

Description: Self portrait of the artist. Subject is wearing a black hat and black rimmed glasses and is looking off to the proper left without a smile, as his lips appear to be tight. Pale blue background

Paintings

Still Life with Hat

Cost: $800

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions:

Image 13.S” H x 28.S” W

Framed 17″ H x 32″ W

Frame Description: Good wood molding with black background

Condition: Very Good

Description: Still life painting of a tan hat with black, a black sculptural object, and a plate of pears all set onto a table of counter with a tan background and off white counter.

Paintings

Landscape Near Laurentina

Cost: $3,000

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Dimensions:

Image 27.25″ H x 55″ W

Framed 31.25″ H x 58.5″ W

Frame Description: Painted metallic wood frame

Condition: Good

Description: Landscape of an Italian countryside. Using vivid colors the artist depicts a body of water to the left and a beautiful countryside on to the horizon. The line of trees in the center draw one’s eye on to the house/villa and to the horizon beyond.