Property from the Najd Collection
A Pretty Tune
signed and inscribed GAureli / Rome-Paris lower left
watercolour over pencil on paper
64 by 105cm., 25 by 41in.
The artist's sheet has been fully laid on board thus preventing inspection of the back.
The medium is strong and well preserved.
There are minor pin holes and some faint circled-shaped marks visible along the extreme lower edge, mostly covered by the frame. There is one minor scuff in the leopard in the lower left quadrant only visible upon close inspection.
This work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented glazed, in a decorative gilt frame.
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Mathaf Gallery, London
Purchased from the above
Caroline Juler, Najd Collection of Orientalist Paintings, London, 1991, p. 11, cited, p. 12a, catalogued & illustrated