European Paintings

This is a fine original gouache painting by Italian artist Maria Gianni.  The scene is the Bay of Naples with Mt Vesuvius in the background.  The painting is signed lower left.  The image measures 5X12 1/2 inches and came to us in what appears to be the original early frame which measures 8X16 inches.


Attributed to Paul Sandby. Painting measures 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches. 1800's. A vibrant and energetic painting despite the gray palette. Paul Sandby, the brother of Thomas Sandby, was an English engraver and painter. He began his artistic career as a landscape painter and draftsman for the Scottish military. As a printmaker, Sandby popularized the use of aquatint, and was considered to be the father of British watercolors. In 1768 the brothers were both among the twenty-eight of the original members of the Royal Academy.


This is a fine signed watercolor with gouache painting of a fine Italian lake landscape. Likely Lake Como.  Created in 1874.  The image measures 7 1/4X19 1/4 inches. Hand signed and dated in the lower right corner.  Nicely framed.


8 x 6 inch gouache painting on 12 1/2 x 10 inch paper. Signed in the lower right. From the collection of Dr. A. Falk, Munich. Circa 1920.

Inscription in German in pencil reads: "Wenn se Dir man blos nich erwischen - Justav!" "hab man Keene Angst ick Kenne den Rummel - ick war selba Polizeipra'sident'!" Which roughly translates to: "Don't get caught!" "Have no fear, I know the Head of Police!"


A well done watercolor of an Italian harvesting scene measuring 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. It is signed in the l.r. but at this time we are unable to decipher it.