Large original oil painting on canvas by James Hennessey (American, 20th Century). This work measures 48" by 48" (slightly more in its original strip frame). It is signed "Hennessey" and dated (81) l.r. It is also signed "James Hennessey" and dated on the stretcher. A wonderful large Italian inspired work with a fresco-like facture by a painter who taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art for many years and traveled through Italy for as many years. James Hennessey won the prestigious Rome Prize in 1962. He had a number of solo exhibitions in New York (Marilyn Pearl Gallery), in Boston (Alpha Gallery), and in Milan (U.S.I.S Gallery), as well as group shows (National Academy of Design, L.A. International Art Fair, Yale School of Art and Architecture, Museum of Modern Art, etc).