Original watercolour wih amusing high society was executed by high-qouted genre, portait painter and illustrator Lucius (Lucio) Rossi (1846 Rome - 1913 Paris). Pupil of the Academy St. Luca in Rome, influenced by Fortuny, lived in Paris since 1867 and worked for publisher house Goupil and Co., Figaro illustre and others.
Literature: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; Thieme/Becker, Leipzig,1999, Comanducci V, 1974, Falk, 1985.
Inscription: signed lower left.
Technique: watercolour on paper. Matted and framed.
Measurements: unframed w 23 7/8" x h 15" (58 x 38 cm), matted and framed w 29 1/3" x h 21 1/2" (74,5 x 54,5 cm).
Condition: in good condition.