This is a fabulous pair of antiquewatercoloursentitled'The Cardinals' by Enrico Tarenghi, circa 1910.
They are skillfully executed in pencil over watercolour. Each depicts a cardinal, against the same background - outside a basilica.Both watercolours are signed ETarenghi.
EnricoTarenghiproduced a number of painting both in watercolour and oil and he is a collectable artist whose painting are selling at major auction houses around the world, such asBonhamsandChrisitie's.
These watercolours are framed in beautiful Edwardiangiltwood frames.
In excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 79 x Width 61-Frame
Height 68 x Width 50-Painting
Dimensions in inches:
Height 2 foot, 7 inches x Width 2 foot-Frame
Height 2 foot, 3 inches x Width 1 foot, 8 inches-Painting
Our reference: 05947
Enrico Tarenghi(1848 – 1938) was anItalianpainter, mainly of genre and orientalist paintings. He was born and resident inRome. He studied in theAcademy of St Lukein Rome.
Tarenghi's paintings: 'The Return from WorkandPrayer by Muslims' were exhibited the first inTurin, in 1880, the latter inMilan, the next year. In Rome, in 1883, he had two canvases: 'Abbey of San Gregorio in Venice and Fulvia'. In 1884 in Turin, he displayed an oil: 'Gelosia', and a watercolour: 'The Mother'. InLivorno1886, he exhibited 'Meditazione'.
Among his other works are: 'The convalescent woman; Oh, potess' io'(from Faust, Act one, first scene); and 'theTemple of Antonio and Faustina', exhibited at Venice, in 1887.
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