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    Gustavo Simoni (Italian, 1846-1926)
    A street in Biskra, Algeria, 1908
    Oil on canvas
    35 x 23-3/4 inches (88.9 x 60.2 cm)
    Signed and dated lower right: Gustavo Simoni / Roma 1908

    PROVENANCE:
    Sotheby's New York, October 24, 1989, lot 75;
    Private collection.

    "One of the leaders of the art world of modern Rome, Gustavo Simoni, stands at the head of a family of artists of marked distinction, who are known by their works at all the European exhibitions. He is a native of Rome, and studied at the Academy there, and he has also studied and painted in North Africa, Egypt, and Asia Minor. His subjects of Italian genre, by which he won his first popularity, are pleasingly conceived, and rendered with spirit of handling and color. In his representation of Oriental subjects he reveals much force of characterization, with a ready grasp of local color and a keen eye for incident, and these motives rank among the most valuable and representative of his works."

    (From the catalogue of The Collection of David H. King, The American Art Galleries, American Art Association, February 18-19, 1896)




    Condition Report*: Original canvas on original stretchers. Canvas has some undulation at top margin which could be mitigated through restretching. Under UV examination there is no evidence of any restoration.
    Framed Dimensions 47 X 34.25 X 3 Inches
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