View of Venice executed in the middle/ second half of 19th century and due to comparison of very close stilistic similarities was attributed to the hand of French painter Felix Ziem (1821 - 1911).
From on-line Wikipedia: " Félix Ziem (February 26, 1821 – November 10, 1911) was a French painter in the style of the Barbison School... In 1839 he moved to Marseilles, where he received some informal instruction in painting from Adolphe Monticelli. Painting developed from a hobby into a career following a visit in 1841 to Italy, where he fell in love with the city of Venice, a place that would become the source for many of his works, and to which he returned annually until 1892.  Apart from Venetian scenes, he also painted many still lifes, portraits, and landscapes from a variety of places including Constantinople, Martigues, Cagnes-sur-Mer and his native Burgundy. Ziem´s works were first exhibited in 1849 at the Paris Salon, and Ziem remained a regular exhibitor there for many years. He also traveled extensively throughout Europe and in 1860 moved to Montmartre, the artistic quarter of the city of Paris. Financially successful, he was known to assist struggling young artists...."
Literature: Thieme/Becker"Dictionary of artists from antique to present(in german)", Lepzig, 1999; in French: "Dictionary of painters, sculptos and decorators" by E.Benezit, Gründ,1999.
Technique: oil on wood panel. Salon original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 11 1/2" x h 7 7/8" (30 x 20 cm); framed w 21 1/2" x h 17 3/4" (54,5 x 45 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.