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Vittorio Raineri 1836 Watercolor of Exotic Birds

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Vittorio Raineri (Italian; 1797 – c.1869)
Untitled, 1836
Watercolor on paper
Signed and dated “Vittorio Raineri disegnò e dipinse 1836” to lower center

A watercolor painting on paper of exotic birds by Italian artist Vittorio Raineri (1797-c. 1869), created in 1836. Portrayed with meticulous detail and vibrant colors, this painting of exotic birds is signed and dated “Vittorio Raineri disegnò e dipinse 1836” 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.


- large reinforced tear present to upper corners of paper; slight toning and foxing throughout painting; some foxing throughout mat; wear in frame includes small chips, stains, scratches, and finish loss scattered throughout.


31.25" W x 25.25" H x 1.0" D

- measurement of frame; visible image measures approximately 24.75" W x 20" H.

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