This serene river scene is infused with beauty and a sense of mystery. The fluid quality of the watercolour has been brilliantly utilised to create a soft-focus to the image, adding a particular delicacy to the piece.
Mariani was an Italian artist particularly known for his works exploring the subtle effects of light falling on water. This evocative scene is a classic example of his work. He exhibited widely throughout his life and won numerous prizes and awards.
His works appear frequently at auction and oil paintings have sold for almost £50,000 at major auction houses such as Sotheby's and Christie's.
Artist name: Pompeo Mariani (1857-1927)
Date Approx.: Late 19th century
Board Size: H 50.5 x W 63.5 x D 0.3 cm
Paper Size: H 35.5 x W 50 cm
Medium: Watercolour on paper. Signed lower right.