Italian oil painting of a fruit seller in Venice by Paoletti

GBP 42,500.00

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Italian oil painting of a fruit seller in Venice by Paoletti
Italian, late 19th Century
Frame: Height 70cm, width 95cm, depth 6cm
Canvas: Height 56cm, width 82cm, depth 2cm

This superb oil painting depicts the Riva degli Schiavoni in Venice. The foreground is the scene of a young fruit seller selling fruit to three children, while the remainder of the foreground hosts a variety of other staffage figures. The canal and buildings of Venice occupy the background, the whole world inside the painting bathed in a soft, Venetian light. Paoletti’s painterly manner is excellent: he employs fluid brushstrokes tandem with delicate ones to create a visually and texturally appealing painted surface. Moreover,

The painting is contained by an ornate carved giltwood frame and is signed lower right ‘Antonio Paoletti fu Giov_ni / Venezia’.

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