This is one os a small and very rare set of early 19th-century watercolour costume studies by the Maltese artist, Vincenzo Feneck. They are all on offer in my Iconic Edinburgh Online Store -
Feneck was born in Malta, and his delicate watercolour studies of national or local costume are keenly sought after by collectors.
These watercolours are in his customary small scale - they have never been framed for display and consequently, all the watercolour details remain bright and fresh on each design.
This is another interesting costume study - this time showing an image of a gentleman from the Island of Corfu, Greece
He is shown in the traditional costume of Corfu. The man wears a red cap, blue jacket and pantaloons, striped blue and white stockings.
The study is in watercolour with slight traces of black chalk under-drawing on wove paper
Sheet Size: 22.5 x 16 cm; Signed lower left: V Feneck
Inscribed lower right: “No. 17” and below the image “Bacajuolo di Corfu”
CONDITION: Generally fine condition, with a slight stain to the left-hand margin and a tiny black mark near the upper left-hand corner. No foxing. Colour unfaded.
These are of museum collection quality - and other similar costume studies are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
These are genuine watercolour studies by Feneck - and NOT later copies or reproductions. They are sold as original artworks - with all consumer rights applying.
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