A Carpet Seller in a Souk in the Maghreb

A Carpet Seller in a Souk in the Maghreb

A Carpet Seller in a Souk in the Maghreb

Water colour on board by Gustavo Simoni (Rome 1846-1926)
55 x 76 cm (78 x 99 cm including frame), 1902

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Part of MONDA Gallery 19th and 20th century ORIENTALIST COLLECTION

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Gustavo Simoni (1846–1926) A carpet seller in a souk in the Maghreb, signed, dated and inscribed G. Simoni Roma 1902.

Simoni, an Italian Orientalist, gathered fame especially for his fine Orientalist watercolours which show a fine attention to detail and use of a delicate colour palate.  Among his famous clients was, King Umberto I of Italy.  Simoni won a number of prestigious awards including the Gold Medal at the Salon of Paris in 1889, and in 1895 at the Exposition of Fine Arts in Rome. 

This particular watercolour of a carpet seller is a fine example, and must rank among his best works.

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