This superb and highly decorative mid-19th century oil on canvas is by the Italian artist F Morelli. Whose work comes up for auction or sale infrequently. After researching this artist, I have found the subject matter for his work is always of this type. He specialised in painting Italian rural characters such as gypsies and peasants often with a pretty young lady as in this fine example. It depicts a young bearded gypsy male musician playing the fiddle to a pretty young girl, both brightly clothed relaxing sat in a doorway of a whitewashed cottage with flagons and bottles around them.
Signed in the bottom left-hand corner, beautifully framed in an original elaborate deeply moulded gesso frame with original title plate at the bottom. Circa 1860 £1650 size including frame, height 80cm width 68 cm d depth 9cm
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