Unframed watercolor on paper laid on paperboard, 13 1/2" by 8 3/4" inside the present old green linen mat, painting of a blacksmith hammering a piece of metal on an anvil, signed at lower right with what appears as "A. Marrani". I do not see a listing for this talented artist. The painting has foxing in the background but it is widely and evenly dispersed and is not obtrusive. There is a 2 1/2" diagonal crack in the paper/board at extreme lower right corner, the crack extending through the end of the signature, and it appears that an attempt was made a long time ago to stabilize this.
Italian signed late 19th century watercolor painting of a blacksmith at his trade