European watercolor landscape painting on paper laid on thin card, unsigned, 4 1/2" by 6 1/2" inside the mat opening, 10 3/4" by 13" as framed in black modern frame with gold color piping, titled on the reverse of the card "Hedelburg [Heidelberg, Germany] Aug. 1st 1877". This is a carefully executed 19th century watercolor showing the bridge across the Neckar River, tiny figures and boats in the foreground, steep terrain in the distance illustrating the dramatic scenery of the setting. Almost certainly this is the work of a listed artist, but he or she failed to sign a name. The painting has survived the better part of a century and a half in excellent condition overall, though I note a brown roughly circular discoloration smaller than a dime, in the most right-hand portion of the distant mountain. The framing is recent and Plexiglas was used. A pleasing, antique European watercolor landscape for that small wall in need of a picture. Allow for reflections in the Plexiglas.
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