Paolo Folchi Italian Orientalist Watercolor Painting
Our lovely watercolor in the Orientalist style by Paolo Folchi (Italian, 19th century) depicts two female sitar players and their male servent. Period, glazed frame measures 29 x 36 x 2 inches and portion of the painting visible measures 20 x 27 inches. Rear carries the paper label of the Detroit-based art dealer, William O'Leary, who is known to have travelled to Europe to acquire paintings and sculpture. Folchi's works have appeared at major auctions here in the U.S. and in Europe, at Christie's and Sotheby's, among others.