Giuseppe Aureli Interior Painting - The Bathing Party
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Giuseppe Aureli
The Bathing Party



This fine Italian Ottocento (19th century) watercolor by the noted painter Giuseppe Aureli is a charming scene of a 19th century bathing party. Young women dressed in their finery sit or stand leisurely, enjoying each other’s company with a beautiful view of the ocean behind them. A young girl plays with her two small dogs and three young women daringly expose themselves in the bathing suits of this period. Aureli’s skill as a painter is shown by his meticulous attention to detail, one of the hallmarks of much of Ottocento Art. This is seen in the folds of the fabric and the tufts of the couch. Even the leaves of the plants are presented with exactness, both in line and color. Bright reds and rich blues bring a feeling of gaiety to the scene, while the effects of light and shade add both warmth and coolness to the colors. Aureli’s youthful and masterful hand is evident in this fine example of Italian watercolor painting.


  • Artist
    Giuseppe Aureli (1858 - 1929, Italian)
  • Creation Year
  • Medium
  • Condition
  • Condition Details
    Signed "G. Aureli", Dated 1881, Lower Left
  • Period
  • Dimensions
    H 19.5 in. x W 28.25 in.H 49.53 cm x W 71.76 cm
  • Gallery Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Framed size 34" x 42.5"Price: $20,000
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