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by Filiberto Boncompagni
Part III. Giulio Rosati
Giulio Rosati (1858-1917) : He studied at San Luca’s academy
in Rome in the mid 70s.
Rosati was a prolific painter, well known for his very detailed watercolors.
He used photography as his main source of inspiration together with the accessories he accumulated in his Rome atelier.
I found no mention of travels or of where and how he got the photos he used for his paintings. No locations of his works are specified, but they look like North Africa to me.
He presents several rugs, though.
Picking the Favorite (detail):
When you are finished in contemplating those (surely) Italian beauties, please look at the rugs: what is the rug whose border is under the slippers? Those devices remind me a Caucasian dragon rug, or sumak.
This one has on the left an hanging embroidery and a Caucasian yellow-ground lattice field with medachyl and Akstafa-looking borders…
The Musicians, dated 1890:
The same rug appears in The Wedding Gift:
And the carpet on the wall there seems the same on which The Dancing Girl dances:
The first rug hanging on the left could be the same again in the Inspection Of The New Arrivals:
This one is difficult to identify: A Horseman Stopping At a Bedouin Camp
But it seems the same in Game Of Backgammon - the two kilims seem to be from Aleppo:
Another Aleppo kilim in The Carpet Merchant:
What is that one on the right, with those Memling guls, in The Carpet Sellers?
Another Carpet Seller or "How much for this Lotto?":