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Description: Original watercolor on paper by celebrated Italian artist Giovanni Barbaro (1864-1915). This is a still life with fruit that is signed A. Dudley, which a pseudonym used by the artist. That painting is perfectly preserved behind glass and is framed. Acquired from a Virginia estate.

  • Notes: About the Artist: Italian artist Giovanni Barbaro who has signed the painting in the lower right corner as A. Dudley which is a pseudonym that he often used. The painting is a still life of fruit, one of the subjects in which he specialized, and depicts an array of fruit around a circular blue and white pottery vase. There are several oranges, one peeled half way down, one completely peeled and split into segments, a melon, several bunches of red and purple grapes, and a few strawberries in the foreground, all painted so realistically that they almost look good enough to eat. Giovanni Barbaro was a fruit, flower and fish painter, and he also painted desert and North African scenes, Italian views, some portraits, as well as still life. He was living in London in 1890, moved to Bath in 1901 and returned to London in 1906. He was born in Amalfi, Italy on 16th April 1864. He married his wife Amy nee Dawson, who was also a flower, fruit and still life artist in Rome in 1897 and in 1901, they went to New York. In the 1901 Census they were living at 33 Carlton Crescent Southampton, presumably before moving to Bath and Giovanni is listed as a retired courier, while his wife was listed as a watercolor artist. In the1911 Census they were living in an apartment at 31 Pelham Street Kensington, both listed as artists, but on 10th October 1915, Giovanni died and he was buried in Chiswick Old Cemetery in Hounslow, where Amy was also buried after she died on 20th February, 1937.
  • Provenance: This painting was acquired from a Virginia estate.
  • Dimensions: 13.5in x 32.5in
  • Artist Name: Giovanni Barbaro
  • Medium: Watercolor on Paper
  • Circa: 1892
  • Condition: Excellent

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