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An Italian Peasant Woman and Child
  • Dominique (-Louis-Féréol) Papety (1815 - 1849)
  • An Italian Peasant Woman and Child
  • Italy
  • c.1836 - 1841
  • Painting
  • Watercolour and bodycolour wit gum varnish on paper
  • Image size: 24.4 x 19.4 cm
  • Signature: 'DOM. PAPETY'
    Inscription: 'P673' Written in pen
  • P673
  • Not on display
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Perhaps painted during Papety’s stay at the French Academy in Rome 1836-41 (cf. Papety, 'An Italian Peasant Girl', P567). Paintings of peasants - often seen as handsome, natural and Romantic figures - were often produced by northern artists visiting Italy in the nineteenth century.