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  1. Here is an image of the Italian street scene sent by Tom in Melbourne.


    Giovanni Barbaro watercolour, possibly an Amalfi street scene. c1890.


    This is a very interesting study and unusual for Barbaro. It appears to be an Italian street scene and could well be an Amalfi street scene. c1890. As is fairly common with Barbaro's paintings, there could be descriptive text verso but this is sealed within the frame. Please note that I have taken the liberty of modifying and brightening the colours of the image above to give a better image. The details below are as received from Tom in his email. 

    Tom has since confirmed that the above image is correct.


    More details below :  


    Giovanni Barbaro's signature.

    Barbaro's signature.


    Barbaro - houses in detail.

    The houses across the square in detail.


    Barbaro - figures in detail.

    The figures in detail.


    Barbaro - the doorway.

    The doorway.


    Barbaro - detail of roof.

    Detail of the small side roof or could it be a sign with script?


    Barbaro - detail of figure.

    Detail of the figure.


    Barbaro - buildings in detail.

    Buildings detail.


    Barbaro - building in detail.

    Thanks to Tom Daly for these images.



  2. Further to my earlier post 27th Feb 2013 another two Barbaro watercolours appeared on the market - a pair of Egyptian Street Scenes in period ebonized frames - making a grand total of 8 Barbaro works on the market this week. All have sold. Please view the Giovanni Barbaro pages for images and details in due course -  please follow this link Giovanni Barbaro

    To see images of the latest pair of Egyptian Street Scenes please follow this link. It is interesting to note that these street scenes are in the same or very similar locations to the other paintings listed in the Barbaro pages. 

    To see the images of the pair of watercolours entitled "Mediterranean Maidens", which probably portray Amy Barbaro and were the basis of the Pretty Girls series of colour postcards, please follow this link : Giovanni Barbaro 4.

    To see the classic "Camel rider at dusk with mosque beyond", watercolour and gouache on paper, signed Giovanni Barbaro Italy,  c1898, please follow this link and scroll down the page or go to this link Gallery on the Home page and scroll down the Gallery. The paintings signed with "Italy" following the signature are pre-1900 works. The post 1900 works were signed without the addition.