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Two Pifferari
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Two Pifferari

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Description Among the "picturesque" sights in Rome at Christmas were the Pifferari, the itinerant musicians who left the hills of their native Calabria to supplement their incomes as shepherds by playing before shrines dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Tapiro, a Spanish artist, shared the vibrant colors of his compatriot Mariano Fortuny y Marsal.
Date Description Narrative
  • A Supple Brush: The Flowering of Continental Watercolors. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1979.
  • A Connoisseur's Portfolio: Nineteenth-century Drawings and Watercolors in the Walters Art Gallery. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
  • Italian Vistas: Selections from the Permanent Collection. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992-1993.
Provenance William T. Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: J Tapiro
Credit Acquired by William T. or Henry Walters

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watercolor on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 5 13/16 x W: 4 3/16 in. (14.7 x 10.6 cm)
  • Italy, Rome (Place Depicted)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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