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Lot 80

Giuseppe Signorini, Italian 1857-1932-  An Introduction;  pencil and watercolour heightened with...

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Lot 80

Giuseppe Signorini, 
Italian 1857-1932- 
An Introduction; 
pencil and watercolour heightened with...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (31.2% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 80


Giuseppe Signorini, 
Italian 1857-1932- 

An Introduction; 

pencil and watercolour heightened with white on paper, signed and inscribed 'Giusep. Signorini / Paris' (lower right), 53.5 x 82.3 cm. 

Private Collection, UK. 

The present work is a particularly striking and finely executed example of Signorini's work. He was heavily inspired by the output of fellow Orientalist artists, including Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904), and Marià Fortuny (1838-1874). 

Signorini's depictions of lavish interiors are notable for their meticulous attention to detail, exhibiting his prodigious skill as an artist, and his ability to render rich textiles and glimmering jewels with significant realism. This virtuosity is strikingly evident in the present work, and can be appreciated in details including the folds of the carpet towards the lower edge, and the minutely applied spots of white used to evoke the shimmering buttons and beads which adorn the clothes of the bowing couple to the right. 

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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