This is a fascinating drawing, in that it appears to be a photograph, such as a rotogravure print........but, it is not. It is guaranteed unconditionally to be an original watercolor, ink and gouache drawing of an old portal, possibly the entry to a church, probably in Europe, maybe, France. The piece could possibly have been done after a photograph, the artist attempting to "fool the eye" in the process. The clever artist signed at lower right with a cypher and dated it 1953. The sheet, which is affixed to the backing only at the top edge, measures 8 1/2" by 5 3/4". The original thin strip frame (not shown), no glass, is offered together with it at no extra cost. As such it measures 14" by 10 1/2". Truly an ingenious, trompe l'oeil work. The work in the door area especially is quite amazing. Most would dismiss as a photograph.
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