This is a wonderful origial oil on canvas painting of Venice by the well listed American artist William Graham (1832-1911). The following is a biography of Graham from askart:
WILLIAM GRAHAM 1832-1911
William Graham, also known as William Grayham, was born in New York. Little is known of his life, except that he lived most of his life abroad. Famed painters as Frederico Del Campo, Elihu Vedder and Charles Caryl Coleman were friends.
It is known from his titles that he painted in Venice and other parts of Italy, Holland, Egypt, San Francisco and New York State; exhibiting at the Boston Art Club, the National Academy and the Pennsylvania Academy. Certainly, Venice was one of his favorite places to paint, with St. Marks Cathedral one of his greatest interests.
Venetian Scenes by Graham are found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the New York Historical Association, Cooperstown; and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.
I had this painting professionally cleaned, relined and a small tear repaired. The original canvas had the title on the back, which was photographed and reproduced on the new canvas backing... "View from the Carita looking towards the Riva.. Venice, H.A. Priest May 1895 Wm Graham". The painting itself measures 10 3/4" by 18" with the frame being a bit larger. The frame shows wear from age. You will be very pleased.