Watercolor on paper laid on thin card painting of a fetching, dark-haired young woman, apparently in Venice (tiny gondola/architecture at far right), holding spring flowers at the water's edge, " by ", and signed at right center "E. LARRI". I do not see a listing by this name but he/she worked squarely in the tradition of 19th century Italian watercolor art. The piece was in a nondescript frame when found, and backed by curling old acidic wood. I have removed it from the frame for photography. That frame is available should the purchaser want it but I think new framing is in order for aesthetic reasons, as well as to conserve and protect the art. It has survived in reasonable condition, with a convincingly antique toning, some discoloration and other flaws like brittle edges, to be expected of a work on paper that is more than a century old. With a fresh mat and frame, it will be around for another century. More research might turn up information on this talented artist.
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