Custom House, Valletta, with a sandy sky, signed Jos. Galea 1955. SOLD.
Watercolour on paper, signed, named and dated by the artist. Dimensions : Frame : 328mm x 276mm x 15mm. Image : 215mm x 164mm. Weight : 0.800kg net. Condition : Good.
Custom House, Grand Harbour, Valletta, with a sandy sky, signed Joseph Galea 1955. Framed and glazed.
Dimensions : Frame : 328mm x 276mm x 15mm. Image : 215mm x 164mm.
Condition/Notes : Good. The watercolour on paper painting is in good condition, good colour and no sign foxing or moisture. The painting depicts the quay at Custom House Valletta with figures and boats and the Grand Harbour in the background. The unusual aspect of this painting is the sandy colour which predominates and captures the characteristic colour of the Maltese buildings around the Grand Harbour and the sandy coloured sky indicating the effects of Xlokk (Sirocco) also reflected in the currently tranquil waters of the harbour. An interesting study of a familiar subject and yet displayed in a totally different manner. The painting is signed by the artist in his usual manner, dated 1955 in the lower rh corner and entitled "Custom House" in handscript in the lower lh corner. The painting is displayed within a gilt lined turquoise mount and framed in a gilt, decorated, wooden frame. The mount is in good condition and the frame is good with light wear. The frame is closed with a sheet of MDF board secured by points and sealed with 38mm self-adhesive framing tape. Screw-eyes and cord attached. Please view the images below :
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