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Nicola Ceceri   1747 - 1799
Framed Textile, Habillee' (Dressed pictures)
Category: Paintings - Non-American
Origin: Italy
Era: 18th Century
AFA Issue or
Dealer Reference#:
FTE 18-06
Nicola Ceceri Naples, 1747-1799 Greek Man in Regional Costume, Greek Woman in Regional Costume, Southern Italian Man in Regional Costume, Southern Italian Woman in Regional Costume Gouache on paper with embroidered silk Orginal glass and frames, signed and dated. Size:10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches. (26 x 18 cm ) Signature: Nic. Ceceri Fecit Signed in black ink on recto of each frame. On verso, signed D.D Nicola Ciceri.

Set of 4. One pair inscribed: Greco A.D. 1791/ Greca A.D. 1791 Other pair inscribed: Vestitura di Villa Badessa A.D. 1793 / Vestitura di Villa Badessa A.D. 1793

Provenance: with French and Company, NY Mrs. Marjorie Merriweather Post, Mar-A-Lago, Palm Beach

This rare set of four so called dressed pictures (gouache habille) is especially remarkable for the sophistication of the textiles used and the level of artistry of the landscape backgrounds. It is also quite unusual for such works to be signed and dated by the artist. The pictures retain their late 18th Century Italian veneered wooden frames.

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