Circa 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably FrenchCirca 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably FrenchCirca 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably FrenchCirca 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably FrenchCirca 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably FrenchCirca 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably FrenchCirca 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably FrenchCirca 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably FrenchCirca 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably French

Circa 1840's watercolor on paper (not likely later than 1860), apparently unsigned, 16 1/4" by 10 1/2" (25" by 20 1/2" as framed), showing a classic European tower above an arched stone bridge in a city, several figures in period clothing going about their daily lives. This is in amazingly fresh condition, with vibrant fresh color and a minimum of foxing. The drawing is in a frame that dates to the 19th century and it appears to have not been previously opened, since the original square nails and acidic sawn wood boards remain. I peeked behind it and it appears that the drawing is laid onto a thin board. Reframed, this work will really shine. I can only speculate as to authorship. My best guess is that the artist was probably French or English. I AM quite confident that that artist would be a listed artist, were the name known. .

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Circa 1840 European watercolor painting of bridge, ruins and tower in Old World city probably French

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