MARTINI, Noberto, (Italian, 1940-2007): ''Mercanti a Venezia'', Oil/Canvas, 35.5'' x 27.5'', signed lower right, signed, titled and date 1999 verso with vignette hand drawn by the artist, cased in a custom gilded and carved gesso frame, 43.5'' x 36'', purchase at Bourbon Street Gallery of New Orleans in March of 2000 with copy of original receipt for $7000. Noberto Martini was an opera singer as well as an artist.