This is an amazingly beautiful painting with an interesting provenance. 1917 was an Italian painter who studied painting at the Academy of Rome. Working mainly in watercolor, and sometimes in oil, Rosati focused nearly his entire painting career on Orientalist art, and was part of a large group of painters at the time, who were depicting similar Middle Eastern subjects.This was a time of greater accessibility to the Middle East, and even though Rosati himself never went, he was able to create his images using photographs, literature, engravings, Oriental carpets, clothes, and objects brought back from travelers. Orientalist painting became increasingly popular among American and British collectors toward the end of the 18th century as souvenirs of their exotic travels. The item "Giulio Rosati antique middle eastern painting Italian orientalist art watercolor" is in sale since Wednesday, October 29, 2014. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Middle Eastern". The seller is "hydertech" and is located in Anchorage, Alaska. This item can be shipped worldwide.