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Ercole Calvi (Italian, 1824-1900)
Ponte di Pescarenico
Signed "Ercole Calvi" l.l., titled "Ponte di Pescarenico/Sul-Adda" on a presentation plaque, identified "N. 642/Dipinto del Cav. Ercole Calvi di Verona" on a printed label on the stretcher.
Oil on canvas, 18 1/2 x 31 3/4 in. (47.0 x 80.5 cm),in the original frame.
Condition: Retouch running the height of the right side edge measuring one inch wide, grid-like pentimento or similar to the sky, canvas rippling, canvas deformation to l.r. corner, scattered small paint losses, fine craquelure, surface grime.
Provenance: A Westchester County, New York, estate.
N.B. Dr. Christl Wolf of the Dorotheum in Vienna has confirmed this painting to be the work of Ercole Calvi.
The frame measures 32 3/8 inches by 45 3/8 inches, with a fragmentary label from a Verona framer/gallery "...ARISE GIOVANNI/...Doratore e Verniciante/Decoratore di appartamenti e Chiese/VERONA/Via Legni Ponte Navi, 23" affixed to the back of the frame. There are also two blurred stamps, presumably customs stamps, one on the stretcher and one on the frame. Stretcher is inscribed "No. 1" in pencil.
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