Property from the Najd Collection
signed and inscribed GAureli / Rome lower right
watercolour over pencil on paper
74 by 53cm., 29 by 20¾in.
The artist's sheet has been hinged to the mount along its framing edges, on the reverse.
The medium is strong and well preserved.
There are some faint marks of discoloration along the left part of the upper edge, corresponding to remnants of tape on the reverse. With the exception of some small, isolated spots of surface dirt visible in the stone work, this picture is in very good condition and ready to hang.
Presented glazed, in a decorative gilt frame.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Sale: Sotheby's, London, 19 October 1978, lot 68
Private collection, Japan
Mathaf Gallery, London
Purchased from the above
London, Mathaf Gallery, Spring Exhibition, Important Orientalist Paintings of the 19th century, March 1984, no. 36, illustrated in the catalogue
Caroline Juler, Najd Collection of Orientalist Paintings, London, 1991, p. 11, cited, p. 12, catalogued & illustrated
Lynne Thornton, Women as Portrayed in Orientalist Painting, 1994, p. 22, catalogued & illustrated