A quite wonderful signed and dated 1959 large scale watercolour depicting the Riviera town of Laigueglia in Northern Italy. This is a lively scene with sailor in a striped t-shirt bringing in his ropes, as a sun bather in swimming trunks chats with a figure holding a large pole, possibly a sand spike or fishing rod. Locals go about their business in the background and mamas hang their washing from balconies to dry.
The quality of this modernist work is superb throughout with fine detail and excellent rendering of the numerous figures and boats. Inscribed, signed and dated lower left.
Artist: R. T. Horley (British, 20th century)
Medium: Watercolour & wash over pencil
Size: 15.5 x 22.5 inches (39 x 57 cm) unframed
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Laigueglia is a small coastal town situated along the Riviera di Ponente in the northern Italian coastal region of Liguria
Laigueglia is a town that has maintained a more peaceful aspect and atmosphere, typical of a classic Ligurian seaside village. In fact, together with Bordighera, it is one of the few remaining authentic towns in a western Ligurian strongly oriented towards tourism.
With its alleys, the squares, the lilac-pink tones of the houses gathered in the protective shade of the monumental church of San Matteo, Laigueglia retains the charm of an old fishing village that most of the Ligurian coastal municipalities have lost.
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