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i have had these for almost 20 years and i got them while i was in the new york area.
if someone could identify the artist or even guess, it would be appreciated.

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John,
More than likely, you have a tourist-market watercolor done by an unknown local artist in Venice, who may have elected to sign his sidewalk painting with a lovely Italian name evocative of high Renaissance painters.

In any case, a lovely scene, from the Grand Canal, one of the most sketched and painted locales in the world.  I was just on Vaporetto #1...the long slow ride down the canal...this summer.  It is fascinating to see the fancy facades of the ancient buildings along the canal, as your watercolor depicts.   Venice's middle-eastern, almost Oriental, architecture which makes it so distinctive among European cities, is also on display in the tall, stacked arched windows in your picture.

Enjoy!

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Stuart Cartwright

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American Fine Art Paintings.
Oils, Watercolors, Sketches. Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century. Hudson River School, Pennsylvania Academy, Cape Ann artists, Ash Can, Woodstock, Florida Indian River, American Impressionists, etc. I can provide some background about artists and perhaps a rough appraisal or guidance towards obtaining a value. I am acquainted with many of the best American art dealers and auction houses. Original works only, I do not follow the print market. I do NOT field questions about prints.

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I am not expert in European art. I encourage you to send questions on European artists to other experts on this service. NO PRINTS:I encourage you to seek help on prints elsewhere. Two sites come to mind: www.artoftheprint.com and www.philaprintshop.com

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I have been collecting original American Fine Art for over 20 years. I have curated art shows, and I have served as a dealer, providing appraisals and guidance for the last 8 years.

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Bachelor of Arts Master of Business Administration

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