A Party at the Sweet Waters of the Bosphorus

Artist: Count Amadeo Preziosi

Title: A Party at the Sweet Waters of the Bosphorus, Constantinople

Medium: Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper

Size: 7.5 x 15 in (19 x 38 cm)

This painting has such a soft feel about it and reminds me of vintage postcards. The artist has captured a family out on a picnic in a garden close to the Bosphorus. I find it interesting that the waterfront is kept in the same value tones as the grass area. The similar tones make this a very calm and peaceful setting even though the scene itself is filled with people engaged in different activities.

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