Italian artist Edouardo Vitali was an accomplished draughtsman primarily known for his everyday scenes depicting the citizens of Rome. His charming snapshots are abundant with colour and capture the calmer moments of this busy city. Couples relax in a lofty villas with views across the Campagna. Monks prepare meals within monastery kitchens. Travellers rest on sun-drenched rooftops.
Today, Vitali’s works serve as a record of a time gone by. They’re akin to photographs one might take on a European adventure. During the late 19th century, he also travelled to North Africa.