Late 19th century watercolor painting of the famous Spanish Steps in Rome, an historical church forming the backdrop to a scene still iconic today. The painting is signed at lower left "Conti"; it is possible it is a work of the listed artist Tito Conti (1842-1924) but I cannot say for certain that he was the artist. The piece, which measures 12 3/4" by 8 3/4" inside the mat, and 22 1/2" by 18" as framed. Note the exceptionally fine detail throughout; the traditional clothing of the foreground figures is especially well drawn. Colors are sharp and fresh; there is a little paper browning at edges and at upper left, a lightly browned area due to some transfer from a reverse affixed label; the old label appears to be that of an artist's materials provider of the day. Frame has moderate wear which an enterprising individual could likely sand out. See in my shop another, smaller piece by the very same Italian artist.
Italian 19th century watercolor painting of figures on the Spanish Steps in Rome signed CONTI