Signed circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in VeniceSigned circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in VeniceSigned circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in VeniceSigned circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in VeniceSigned circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in VeniceSigned circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in VeniceSigned circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in VeniceSigned circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in VeniceSigned circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in Venice

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.

Item ID: JB03121

Signed circa 1890 Italian watercolor painting of young woman in Venice

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