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SA797432

Watercolour Dated 1813. Fisherman From Catania - Italian School, Signed M. Lu M.

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£550 | $745 USD | €640 EUR
Item Number: SA797432
Date of manufacture: Regency
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Radnorshire Fine Arts Ltd
This antique has been viewed 21 times in the past month with the most views from Australia.

Description

A very interesting and early watercolour. The artist may possibly have been a serving member of the Royal Sicilian Reg. 1806-1816.
Pescatore Catanese (Fisherman from Catania)
The picture is inscribed in pen and brown ink "Palermo" and is dated Dec. 1813 before the artistís initials M. Lu M. The title is written at the centre of the bottom of the page. Catania is located about 130 miles from Palermo on the island of Sicily.
Pencil and watercolour with pen and brown ink on white wove paper.
The watercolour has been cleaned and mounted using a grey acid-free cotton rag board (no frame). All work has been carried out by an accredited paper conservator.
Sheet: 9 ľ in x 7 1/16 in. (23.4 cm x 18 cm.)
Border surrounding image: 8 3/8 in x 5 6/8 in. (21.3 cm x 14.8 cm.)
Mount: 15 1/8 in x 13 3/16 in. (38.4 cm x 33.5 cm.)
The sheet of paper that the watercolour was originally pasted to is inscribed Doyle Barracks Oct the 14th 1805 which charts 12 different types of birds that had been shot, either killed or wounded, presumably for target practice. Doyle Barracks was situated on the island of Guernsey.
During the Napoleonic Wars the island of Sicily was continuously occupied by British forces with more than 15,000 men. The picture would have been acquired directly from the artist possibly serving with the Royal Sicilian Reg. The Sicilian Regiment (also known as The Royal Sicilian Regiment of Foot) was a light infantry regiment recruited from Sicily that served with the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, from 1806 to its disbandment in 1816. Traditionally this type of painting would have been sold in peacetime to a foreign tourist but it wasnít until the defeat of Napoleon in 1815 when British travellers began to visit the island again.
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Declaration

This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Regency.


Dimensions

Height = 38.4 cm (15.1")
Width = 33.5 cm (13.2")
Depth = 0 cm (0.0")


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