A large watercolor painting, apparently unsigned, 20 1/2" by 28 1/2" (52 cm. by 72 cm.) and 27 1/2" by 36" framed. The antique work has been laid on a thin card, earlier in the 20th century, so if there was information on the recto it is hidden. The fascinating scene contains at least 20 figures going about their business, two horses, numerous boats, and windmills in the distance, and carefully rendered architectural facades. The artist must certainly be someone known. I sent photos to Christie's Amsterdam specialists in 19th century Dutch art, but unfortunately they were unable to suggest an attribution. The condition is excellent, with one foxing area and otherwise normal age toning of the paper. The top edge shows an old mat line, as shown. Will be shipped between boards, separate from the frame and glass. Perhaps more research would help to identify this highly talented artist. Acquired from Dave Hester, of "Storage Wars" reality TV fame. He stated that he acquired it from, (yes), a storage locker!
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