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Artist:     Enrico Gamba (1831 - 1883)
Title:     Game of draughts
Item ID   2470
Price:     4500.00 €


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Large masterfully genre watercolour with a couple of noble draught players was executed by good listed Italian genre artist Enrico Gamba (1831 Turin - 1883). He studied at the Academy in Turin and Staedel Institute in Frankfurt (under Steinle). After study trips to Holland and Belgium he came back to Italy , lived and worked in Rome and Venice. Our watercolour was created by the author in Venice too, it signed Gamba V. (V. means Venice). In Italy he created a seria of historical paintings and genre scenes in oil and watercolour, later altar paintings and portraits for City Hall in Turin , Italian and american churches. His works situated in the Gall.Moderna in Turin, in the Gall.Nazionale to Rome .

Literature : Artists Lexicons by Thieme/Becker ; Benezit ; Boetticher and Comanucci.

Inscription: signed lower right.

Technique: watercolour on paper. Original period gold-plated frame.

Measurements: image w 23 3/4" x h 18 " (60 x 46 cm), framed w 28 3/4 " x h 23 1/4 " (73 x 59 cm)

Condition: in very good condition

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