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Rugs in Orientalist paintings (Part 3)

by Filiberto Boncompagni

Part III. Giulio Rosati

Giulio Rosati (1858-1917) : He studied at San Luca’s academy in Rome in the mid 70s.
Rosati  was a prolific painter, well known for his very detailed watercolors.
He used photography as his main source of inspiration together with the accessories he accumulated in his Rome atelier.

I found no mention of travels or of where and how he got the photos he used for his paintings. No locations of his works are specified, but they look like North Africa to me.
He presents several rugs, though.

Picking the Favorite (detail):

Picking the Favorite (detail) 

When you are finished in contemplating those (surely) Italian beauties, please look at the rugs: what is the rug whose border is under the slippers? Those devices remind me a Caucasian dragon rug, or sumak.

This one has on the left an hanging embroidery and a Caucasian yellow-ground lattice field with medachyl and Akstafa-looking borders…
The Musicians, dated 1890:

The Musicians

The same rug appears in The Wedding Gift

The Wedding Gift

And the carpet on the wall there seems the same on which The Dancing Girl dances:

The Dancing Girl

The first rug hanging on the left could be the same again in the Inspection Of The New Arrivals:
Inspection Of The New Arrivals

This one is difficult to identify: A Horseman Stopping At a Bedouin Camp

A Horseman Stopping At a Bedouin Camp

But it seems the same in Game Of Backgammon - the two kilims seem to be from Aleppo:

Game Of Backgammon

Another Aleppo kilim in The Carpet Merchant:

The Carpet Merchant

What is that one on the right, with those Memling guls, in  The Carpet Sellers?

The Carpet Sellers

Another Carpet Seller or "How much for this Lotto?":

Carpet Seller

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 Part II

 Part IV

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