***NOTE ALL PHOTOS TAKEN THROUGH TAPED GLASS***Watercolor on paper of a young woman in a delicate lace shawl and pearls, a small floral spray on her breast, measuring 14 1/2" by 10 1/2" (26" by 21 1/2" as framed), signed at lower right with the bold signature of well listed Spanish artist FEDERICO JIMENEZ Y FERNANDEZ (1841-1931). The artist's oils of harems and similar Orientalist subjects have exceeded $17,000 at auction in Europe. He was born in Madrid and educated in art there, showing ability at an early age while studying with Jose Gonzalez Bande. A painting by the artist which was exhibited at the 1862 Salon of Madrid was acquired by the National Gallery, which owns other examples of his work. Jimenez y Fernandez's work was also exhibited at the Paris Salon in the year 1871. The artist painted ducks and other small fowl in barnyards, as well as hunting scenes and the aforementioned Orientalist works. Condition of this portrait is excellent, with no foxing and no water damage.
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