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    Sale 7587

    19th Century European Art including Orientalist and Spanish Art

    2 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 27

    Giulio Rosati (Italian, 1858-1917)

    Pilgrims outside a mosque

    Price Realised  


    Giulio Rosati (Italian, 1858-1917)
    Pilgrims outside a mosque
    signed 'Giulio Rosati' (lower right)
    pencil and watercolour on paper
    28 7/8 x 20½ in. (73 x 52 cm.)

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    The power of this striking watercolour comes from the way its principal motifs are picked out with strong colours against a plain background of pale desert colours and identically-clothed pilgrims. The richly coloured carpet in the foreground is the artist's main focus, with reds and blues which are echoed in the elegant standing figure on the right, the seated woman, and the striking figure on a camel beyond.

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