`La Vendemmia in Italia`
Miss Amy Coles (exh.1887-1893)
Lovely large watercolour depicting a scene at the grape harvest in Italy by Miss Amy Coles. The symbolism of the comparison between ripe fruits and young women was not lost on the Victorians and the theme was a popular one during the period. The girl`s face is typically Italian, and is very lifelike, sometimes when you catch a glimpse of the painting it can be quite startling! Nicely composed with the face framed in the headscarf and good bright colour. The frame is a period ornate item which is in excellent condition with no missing moulding and original gilding. Painting is double remounted in ivory acid free mountboard. Looks extremely elegant on the wall, a fine centrepiece for a period home.

Miss Amy Coles was born in London and later in life lived in Offchurch near Leamington in Warwickshire. She seems to have had a brief career but did manage to exhibit twice at the Royal Academy, which would have been quite an achievement for a lady artist at the time. Works seem to be rare. She exhibited 4 times at Birmingham City Art gallery between 1887 - 1893

Mediumwatercolour  ConditionExcellent - some light age marks
 Image size16 x 12 inches  Provenancesigned and dated lower right under mount,signed on backboard.
 Overall size26 x 22 inches 
Age1876 Price  SOLD