Large masterfully watercolour depicts funny genre scene with musketeers in a wine cellar and was executed by high quoted Italian watercolour genre artist and orientalist Giuseppe Signorini (1847-1932). The artistwas born in Rome, where studied at the Instituto di B. Arti u.Tiratelli, later worked long time (33 years) in Paris. His genre tavern scenes and orientalistic motives in watercolour broken him world glory. Some his watercolours arrive high results until 30 000 €. For comparison see our additional photos from artnet.com. His works featured in several exhibitions, for example the Fine Art Exposition in Rome in 1880, the Exposition of the International Artistic Association in 1882 and the Watercolour Society in Rome, of which he was a member. He was also awarded a bronze medal at the Exposition Universelle in 1900. Signorini continued to be popular after his death - exhibitions of his paintings took place in Milan in 1949 and 1950 and in Turin in 1946 and 1970. Museums: Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Hamburg, Leningrad, Bremen and New York .
Literature: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999. "General Artist´s Lexicon " by Thieme/Becker, Leipzig, 1999; AKL Index.
Inscription: signed and titled Rome, lower right.
Technique: watercolour on paper. Magnificent original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 40" x h 26" (102 x 66 cm), framed w 52 3/4 " x h 38 1/2" (134 x 98 cm)
Condition: in pefect condition.