French School - Roman Peasant - Circa 1840

French School - Roman Peasant - Circa 1840

Watercolour depicting an Italian peasant dressed in a traditional regional costume, painted around 1840. It is unsigned but has a pencil annotation "Rome" in the lower right corner. The painting bears a striking resemblance to a series of watercolour paintings by French artist Dominique Louis Auguste Papety (1815-1849) on the theme of Italian traditional costumes. Overall good condition, some mild foxing. The paper is evenly browned and is housed under glass in a wooden frame. 

  

Artist: Unknown (unsigned).
Medium: Watercolour on paper.
Condition: Overall good condition. Mild foxing.
Dimensions: Paper: 30 x 22 cm. / 12 x 8.5 in. Inner mat: 28 x 14 cm. / 11 x 6 in.
Frame: 50 x 36 cm. / 20 x 14 in. Wood. Very good condition. White mat and glass.
Origin: France.