This is a finely executed watercolor of a seated woman, perhaps in a studio, her props including a metal or ceramic vessel and a draped table, apparently unsigned, and drawn in the later years of the 19th century. The work measures 11 1/2" by 8" inside the old faded red mat, and 20" by 16 1/2" in its modern frame. I opened this up in hopes of finding a signature or other information, but the paper is laid down securely to a board and there is nothing to be seen. I think it likely by an Italian artist, or, perhaps, even an American artist traveling in Europe, but for now this will have to remain a mystery---though, the artist would almost certainly be a listed, known artist. Condition is excellent. I would recommend replacing the non-glare glass (I can remove for shipping) and the mat needs to be covered up (laid down around the drawing).
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