Framed 40”X20” oil on canvas, just signed, “Tosi” with i upside down, faint gallery mark on rear not decipherable, frame states material made in “Sweden”.
Not proven provenience Only here-say, hung in Shenley Manor which was once the home of Eddie Chapman, world war double agent called, Zig-zag.
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The appraised item appears to be an oil on canvas by the Italian artist called Arturo Tosi (1871-1956). This is a detailed modernist view of Venice that the artist has probably executed in the thirties. It is signed on the lower right edge of the work. It measures 20"(h) x 40"(w), it is framed, and the condition looks to be good overall.
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