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Giovanni Barbaro's classic Orientalist works.

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Several Barbaro Orientalist  works have appeared on the market recently and despite their rather aged appearance have attained above their estimate price. Well worth purchasing and investing in restoration work to give the paintings a new lease of life. If anyone has undertaken such a project I would  be very interested in hearing about it.
It is always interesting to open an old framed Barbaro painting as he often wrote the title or a description of the scene in pencil handscript on the back of the base. These notes help to fill in gaps in his meagre biography.
If anyone has any further information on his life or details of periods spent in Egypt or the Middle East please share it on this blog.

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