Looks like LUNCHTIME!! What a warm, beautiful summer afternoon this Pelican has chosen to take a stroll down to the water’s edge in hopes of being as lucky as his buddy the Egret who is flying by with a delicious water snake in his bill. But off in the distance he notices a little competition, and though his stare is intimidating, he better move quickly if he wants to fill his empty bill. Lucky for him, the sun is shining, the water is the perfect temperature if he’s got to go for a swim, and the fish and water life are plentiful and ripe for the picking. Go get ‘em Pelican! Well, I mean, that’s what I see when I gaze upon this WONDERFUL painting! What do you see?? This is a stunning watercolor painting on paper composed of Pelican & Egret, water flowers, and greenery by Italian artist Vittorio Raineri created in 1837. Portrayed with meticulous detail and vibrant colors, this watercolor painting of Pelican & Egret is signed and dated “Vittorio Raineri disegnò e dipinse 1837” in the lower center margin…which translates to “Vittorio Raineri drawing, and he painted 1837.” We know there are reproductions available but make no mistake… this is a signed authentic original painting, and it is incredible!! It is beautifully and professionally framed with Museum glass and is UV protected and wears a gorgeous black wood frame with a gold liner. It’s absolutely magnificent and will look beautiful in any room of your home, in a hall or entry way, or maybe you need some wonderful bright colors in your office? This is just the painting you’ve been looking for!!!
Carlo Antonio and Vittorio Raineri (father and son) were decorative artists who worked in the Lombard and Ligurian areas in the 18th and 19th century. They specialized in the highly colorful and exotic interior design that was so fashionable at the time (Scuola d’Ornato). 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. Vitto Raineri lived from (1797-c. 1869)
We just LOVE this FANTASTIC painting of Pelican & Egret by Vittorio Raineri… if you do too, you simply MUST make it yours!!