The Barbaro Street Scene sold below estimate at £150.- net (lot 277 Lindsay Burns & Co., Perth).
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Peter Webb has forwarded an updated image of the painting. Please view at this link : Giovanni Barbaro 4
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 :
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
Please note there is a new Barbaro w/c described as Arabian Street Scene (180mm x 375mm) available at auction next week 13/8 at Lindsay Burns & Co. Perth, lot nr 277. Estimate £200-£300. A new one to me.
Girl amongst oranges, watercolour on paper, 400mm x 330mm, signed Giovanni Barbaro Italy, estimated £80-£120, sold at Bellmans Auctioneers today at £100.- net. An interesting study and probably a Barbaro family member. On the basis of the signature, probably pre-1900. Compare the previous entry.
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.