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  1. Here are the two Hassan el Yashmid watercolour paintings framed under glass in original ebonized frames with hanging chains :

     

    Figures by the River Nile, watercolour on paper, signed Hass El Yashmid c1900.

    Figures by the River Nile, watercolour on paper, signed Hassan el Yashmid, c1900.
    Dimensions : Frame : 590mm x 390mm x 30mm.  Image : 440mm x 240mm.

     

    The artist's signature.

    The artist's signature lower rh corner.

     

    Figure sitting by the River Nile with a mosque in the background, watercolour on paper, signed by Hassan el Yashmid, c1900.

    Solitary figure sitting by the River Nile with a mosque in the background, watercolour on paper, signed Hassan el Yashmid, c1900.
    Dimensions : Frame : 590mm x 390mm x 30mm.  Image : 440mm x 240mm.

     

    Artist's signature.

    The artist's signature in the lower rh corner.

     

    Very rare to see original Yashmid watercolours in such good condition.

     

  2. This has been a good week for Barbaro works with a total of 6 watercolours coming to market. 3 still-life studies of various fruit combinations, 2 studies of Mediterranean maidens (thought to be studies of Amy Barbaro) and a classic "Camel rider with mosque and city beyond" watercolour with bodycolour highlights signed Giovanni Barbaro Italy which usually indicates pre-1900. Displayed within a classic period gilt mount. The latter achieved within £300-£500 estimate which was a good price considering the 180mm x 405mm dimensions. The still-lifes achieved within estimate but the pair of portraits didn't reach estimate which was good for the buyer. This week proves that there is a growing demand for Barbaro works.  Also, amazingly, a pair of Hassan el Yashmid watercolours (yes, watercolours not prints) appeared at auction in the traditional period ebonized frames and achieved a good price. Further details on these in due course.

  3. Four more Barbaro watercolours have been added to the Giovanni Barbaro pages (access from the Menu). They have been entered on page 2. Please click here to go to the page. They are an interesting collection as they appear to have been painted in the same location near the banks of the River Nile. The frequently seen main character also appears again which is an interesting aspect of Barbaro's Egyptian themed works. Another spectacular sunset scene is also included which illustrates the technical abilty of Barbaro in capturing the wonderful colour and atmosphere of a desert sunset.

    Another interesting aspect of this collection is the similarity of the location and stance of the characters to some of the works by Hassan el Yashmid as previously mentioned in this blog. See the previous blog dated 24.5.2012.

    Please watch the Barbaro pages as they will be updated as new works become available.