Nightly view with sailing boats in the lagoon of Venice was executed ca. in 1890s and is very close to the similar Venice views by Karl Kaufmann (1845-1905). As it´s known, Kaufmann, besides his name, signed his small Venice views with a lot of different pesudonyms, as well as our painting.
Literature: artist lexicons by Thieme/Becker and H.Fuchs; artprice.de.
Inscription: signed with artist´s pseudonym R.Raufer lower left.
Technique: oil on wood panel, original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 12 1/2" x h 7 1/4" (31,5 x 18,5 cm), framed w 20 1/2" x h 14 1/8" (52 x 36 cm)
Condition: very good.