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Six (6) paintings on paper depicting Italian scenes. 1st item: Attributed to Giuseppe Corelli (Italian, 1858-1921) gouache on paper painting depicting a cliff road with a winding stairway to the left and the Gulf of Salerno to right. Signed "G Corelli" lower right. Housed in a molded giltwood frame. Sight: 16 1/2" H x 11" W. Framed: 23 1/2" H x 17 3/4" W. 2nd item: Watercolor on paper painting depicting Ponte dei Sospiri, or the Bridge of Sighs, spanning a Venetian canal. Signed "E Puesta" lower left. Housed in an off white mat. Sight: 11 1/2" H x 5 5/8" W. Mat: 19" H x 13 1/8" W. 3rd item: Watercolor on paper painting depicting an Italian street scene. Unsigned. Unframed. 8" H x 4 1/2" W. 4th-5th items: Two (2) watercolor paintings, including one (1) depicting a monk in a brown habit leaning against a pergola feature with a coastal townscape (possibly Amalfi, Italy) and the sea in the background and one (1) depicting a coastal building with a low stone wall, rocks, and foliage with a seascape and birds in flight in the background. Both signed "Brino," in pencil, lower left. 6th item: Watercolor painting depicting a monk in a brown habit seated on a stone bench beside a pergola feature with a coastal townscape (possibly Amalfi, Italy) and sea with sailboats in the background. Unsigned. "Picture" in pencil en verso. All items unframed. Ranging in size from 11" H x 16 1/2" W to 12 7/8" H x 20" W. All items with museum accession numbers, en verso.
PROVENANCE: The collection of a Tennessee institution.
CONDITION: All items in overall good condition. 1st item: Frame with areas of loss, largest 2 1/2", to gilt. 2nd item: Mat with toning/acid burn, primarily to edges. Not examined outside of mat. 4th-6th items: Overall good condition with some discoloration and paper/glue residue en verso.