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Delve into the rich tapestry of Italian heritage with this authentic watercolor painting, "Portrait of an Italian Woman," by the renowned 19th-century artist Augusto Moriani (1854-1913). This exquisite piece is a testament to Moriani's skill in capturing the essence of his subjects with fluidity and precision.

Crafted during a period when watercolor was gaining popularity for its ability to render vivid, lifelike portraits, this work is a prime example of Moriani's deft hand and keen eye for detail. The subject, an Italian woman, is portrayed with a penetrating gaze and a poised, serene demeanor, showcasing the artist's ability to convey emotion and character.


The woman's attire, a traditional red headscarf and a yellow shawl, are rendered with a balance of warmth and realism, suggesting both the cultural context and the personal story of the sitter. Moriani's use of light and shadow, as well as his selective color palette, highlights the textures of the fabrics and the gentle contours of the woman's face, imbuing the painting with a sense of depth and dimension.


This painting not only offers a glimpse into the life and fashion of the time but also serves as a piece of Italian history, reflecting the social and cultural milieu of the late 19th century. Signed by Moriani, this work carries the marks of authenticity and the patina of age, making it a valuable acquisition for collectors and enthusiasts of historical artwork.


Encased in an ornate period frame that complements its classical allure, this painting is preserved under glass, which has protected its colors and paper from the elements. The artwork and frame together measure [insert measurements], and the piece is in excellent condition, considering its age.


This antique watercolor painting would be a distinguished addition to any collection, offering an enduring connection to Italy's artistic past and a cherished heirloom to be appreciated for generations to come.

Augusto Moriani Original Watercolor "Portrait of an Italian Woman"

  • Measurements

    14" W x 18" H

  • Condition

    Very good, minor scuffs to the frame and wear to the gilding (refer to photos)

  • No returns or exchanges

    Buyer can contact seller about any issues with an order.

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