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.
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 a study of a Neapolitan Bandit - he is shown in traditional costume and brandishes a large musket.
A fine study painted with a lot of attention to detail. It is watercolour with slight traces of black under-drawing on wove paper
Sheet Size: 16.5 x 14.8 cm; Signed lower left: V Feneck
Inscribed lower right “No. 43” and below the image “Brigante ofsia Bandito nel Regno di Napoli”
CONDITION: Generally fine condition, no foxing or staining. Colours nice and bright.
These are of museum collection quality - and other similar costume studies are in the collection of the Met 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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