Fabio Fabbi (Italian, 1861-1946) In the harem

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Lot 36* AR
Fabio Fabbi
(Italian, 1861-1946)
In the harem

£ 100,000 - 150,000
US$ 120,000 - 180,000
Fabio Fabbi (Italian, 1861-1946)
In the harem
signed 'F. Fabbi' (lower left)
oil on canvas
90.5 x 141cm (35 5/8 x 55 1/2in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Private collection, Australia, since 1941

    The present lot is an excellent example of Fabio Fabbi's painting, combining the rich colour and detail of the interior with the sensuality of the exotic dancers. Harems, terraces and bazaars form the backdrop to many of the artist's most successful works.

    Fabbi was born in Bologna, Italy in 1861. As a young man, he enrolled at the Accademia Di Belle Arti in Florence and studied sculpture and painting in the 1880s, winning prizes in both categories. After his studies, he travelled to Paris, Munich, and Egypt, which was the inspiration for his Orientalist subjects.

    Upon his return to Italy, he dedicated himself solely to painting and was honoured with the distinction of professorship at the Accademia.

    Fabbi's depictions of odalisques and bazaars which were well-received by the public, and his output was prolific. From 1884 onward, Fabbi regularly contributed to exhibitions in Turin, Milan and Florence.
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Fabio Fabbi (Italian, 1861-1946) In the harem
Fabio Fabbi (Italian, 1861-1946) In the harem
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