Watercolor on paper, 13" by 21 1/2" inside the original gold over mat, 20 1/2" by 29" in its original goldish frame (no glass), apparently unsigned, the subject the dramatic waterfalls of the tropics----Iguassu Falls on the Brazil/Argentina border, perhaps, or Victoria Falls in central Africa. Unfortunately there is no title or location given, though these would be good guesses. The work dates to the late 19th century, I'd think, given the work, the framing, the circular-saw (post 1870) wood boards and square nails. Overall, the word that comes back again and again is original, original, original. This would look great in a Victorian type home or setting. Except for someone perhaps a long time ago breaking the glass, this piece hasn't been touched in decades. I was probably the first to even look behind the wood boards. Natural history and topographical art auctions, and travel and exploration auctions in general, are very successful currently, with special dedicated sales in Europe and the states. Condition is very good with age toning as you might expect, and a few very minor paper abrasions or losses but they are very minor. The work will be sent in a protective sleeve. .
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