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(Tree Trunk study) Watercolor on paper c. 1820. $1,100.00

(Tree Trunk study) Watercolor on paper c. 1820.          

An unsigned watercolor sketch/study of a tree trunk in landscape. This evocative watercolor sketch, although quite simple is rather haunting. We suspect it was painted by Giuseppe Gherardi (Italian 1756-1829) who worked in  Tuscany and France in the early 19th century. We have had it floated in its archival matting and framed in a carved gold leaf molding. It is a quiet original watercolor imbued with Old World elegance.

Watercolor on paper.
12 x 8 1/4 inches sheet, 21 1/4 x 19 1 /2 inches outside frame dimensions.
Excellent condition.