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Antique Watercolour 'Water Carrier' F Indoni c.1890

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Price: £1,250.00
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This is a beautiful antique watercolour study 'Water Carrier' by Filippo Indoni , circa 1890.

It is the study of a young female figure with water carrier, standing in a street, signed bottom right, in a beautiful glazed gilt frame.

The colours are incredibly vibrant for its age and the painting  has a beautiful period gilded frame.

Fillipos Indoni's works are very collectable can be seen being sold at major auction houses like Bonhams or Chrisitie's. 


In excellent condition and ready to hang on your wall.


Filipo Indoni ( 1842 -1908) was a Roman born artist who painted in the Realist style. He often created lively scenes of peasants and lower class people playing, laughing and generally being care. Indoni made these formerly forgotten people in the art world shine, while his fellow artists were portraying them in darker themes.

Indoni was particularly talented with watercolours, and painted a number of scenes of peasants and country people in watercolor.
Unlike many other artists who portray peasants and workers, Indoni’s subjects are generally happy and jubilant. This is because Indoni’s goal was to portray them as being people that are proud of their hard work, as opposed to being downtrodden, and was Indoni’s response to the idealistic, but unrealistic styling of formerly popular Romanticism.

Indoni’s signature style of warm amber light, festive activities and idealistic country scenes are one of many ways to pinpoint whether a painting was created by him or not. However, another telltale sign is his beautiful scripted signature “F. Indoni” which often appeared on the front of his canvases.

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).


is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 05615

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