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Vittorio Raineri 1837 Watercolor of a Pelican and Egret

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Vittorio Raineri (Italian; 1797 – c.1869)
Untitled, 1837
Watercolor on paper
Signed and dated “Vittorio Raineri disegnò e dipinse 1837” to lower center

A watercolor painting on paper of a pelican and egret by Italian artist Vittorio Raineri (1797-c. 1869), created in 1837. Portrayed with meticulous detail, this painting is signed and dated ‘Vittorio Raineri disegnò e dipinse 1837’ to the lower center margin. It is presented under glass with off-white matting and housed in a wood frame with a black finish and gold-tone liners. A frame label is adhered to the verso.

Vittorio Raineri took after his father Cluadio Antonio Raineri by specializing in decorative paintings of birds, plants, and butterflies. Together, he and his father decorated villas and residences in Lombardy, such as the Villa Reale di Monza and the Palazzi Perego and Anguissola in Milan. While many of his avian works are based on prints published in Comte de Buffon’s, Histoire Naturelle des Oiseaux (Paris 1770-1786), many others are based on the artist’s free interpretations.


- rippling and wrinkles throughout paper; brown stain present to upper center area of painting; slight toning and foxing scattered throughout paper; wear in frame includes chips, stains, scratches, and finish loss throughout.


31.25" W x 25.25" H x 1.0" D

- measurement of frame; visible image measures approximately 24.5" W x 20" H.

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