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Circa Early 20th Century


This original watercolor painting captures the visage of an Italian man with profound expressiveness, embodying the artistic essence of the early 20th century. Signed by Enrico Florentino, an artist active from 1894 to 1925, this piece is a tangible connection to the past. The portrait is executed with delicate brushwork, showcasing the subject's rugged features and thoughtful gaze, highlighted by the warmth of a red hat, which adds a vibrant contrast to the earthy tones of the composition.


Florentino’s work is noted for its realism and depth of character, making his portraits highly sought after by collectors of historical fine art. The artist's ability to convey not only the physical likeness but also the emotional depth of his subjects is evident in the furrowed brow and penetrating eyes of this Italian gentleman.


The painting is preserved on paper, framed elegantly to complement its vintage charm. The frame itself is a piece of artistry with a classic design that enhances the painting's historical value.


This portrait is not just a representation of a person; it's a window into the soul of the era. It would make a significant addition to any collection, offering an intimate glimpse into the past and the skilled hand of Enrico Florentino. Whether for a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the world of antiques, this piece promises to be a conversation starter and a cherished heirloom.


Collectors and enthusiasts of early 20th-century art will appreciate the authenticity and craftsmanship of this watercolor portrait. It's more than a painting; it's a piece of history that continues to resonate with the present.

Enrico Florentino Original Watercolor "Portrait of an Italian Man"

  • 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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