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Simeon Solomon

La moglie d'andrea (The Wife of Andrea)

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property removed from Fenton House to be sold on behalf of the 7th Earl of Durham

Simeon Solomon

Simeon Solomon

La moglie d'andrea (The Wife of Andrea)

La moglie d'andrea (The Wife of Andrea)

Estimate:

4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Property removed from Fenton House to be sold on behalf of the 7th Earl of Durham

Simeon Solomon

British

1840 - 1905

La moglie d'andrea (The Wife of Andrea)


signed and indistinctly dated SIMEON / SOLOMON / 1895 lower right and titled lower edge

watercolour

Unframed: 37 by 25cm., 14½ by 10in.

Framed: 58 by 44cm., 23 by 17½in.

The work is under glass and has not been examined out of frame. The sheet is slightly cockled and there are fox spots throughout.


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Like his friends Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones, Solomon was greatly inspired by artists of the Italian Renaissance. The present watercolour, which is stylistically close to the work of Rossetti and Burne-Jones of the 1860s, is an imaginary portrait of the wife of one of their artistic heroes Andrea Mantegna. Mantegna’s wife was Nicolosia Bellini who he married in 1453 at the request of her father Jacopo.