Good-sized watercolor painting of one of the famous canals of Venice, a gondolier and his vessel featured in the foreground, signed at lower left by the artist, B. Venuti. This work, 22" by 15" (31" by 23 1/2" in gilded old oak early twentieth century framing), probably dates to about the turn of the century. I do not see a listing for an artist by this name, though there is a "Benvenuti" who painted similar works, so I entertain the possibility that this might have been signed with a pen name. The drawing is in good condition save for a discolored brown area at lower center edge and a few more brownish discolored areas nearby in the lower foreground water. Guaranteed to be an original drawing and not a print. Note the amazing detail. **Allow for reflections and false colors in the imagery**.
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