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  1. An interesting variation of the well-known Barbaro study of "In an Orange Grove" has come to light thanks to the contact made by Peter Webb in Brittany, France. The watercolour on paper depicts the same model but set against a background of flowering cherries. There are subtle variations to the profile but it is without doubt the same subject as seen in many Barbaro female studies. View the images below :

     

    Barbaro alternative "Amy" watercolour against Cherry Blossom.   

     

    Barbaro alternative "Amy" watercolour Peter France.

     

    The dimensions of the painting are unusual for Barbaro at 172mm x 228mm but it's possible the painting may have been trimmed at the top or lh side. Interesting to note the signature is G. Barbaro.

    The painting was purchased by the owner's mother at a house clearance in the 1950's for £5.- including another print.

    Thanks to Peter Webb for making contact and sharing this interesting painting. 

    Please go to this link for more details : Giovanni Barbaro 3

  2. Further to my blog of 30th July, relating to the offering of Barbaro watercolour, possibly Amy Barbaro, noting that Canterbury Auction Galleries were re-offering the study "Shoulder length portrait of a woman possibly the artist's wife Amy Barbaro signed G. Barbaro" today with a revised estimate of  £300-£400". Once again the lot did not sell. 

    Possibly Amy Barbaro at auction Canterbury 06.08.13