Rhodes, James Melvin
Venice, watercolor, signed l/r,
9" x 13" sight, 14" x 16" frame.
About the Painting: Very good condition; nice color; needs a new frame for a better presentation.
About the Artist: James Melvin Rhodes is listed in Artprice, but we can't say with certainty that this painting is by that artist, as we've seen no other works to compare.. (Jamie M. Rhodes is listed in Art Museum of Wisconsin , but without any other data.)
This watercolor is believed to date from around the 1950s. It has not been removed from the frame, which bears a label: "OLD WORLD SERVICE, 940 ELLSWORTH DRIVE, SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND".
Note: When purchased, it thought the mottled effect could be the result of humidity, but after careful examination it is now believed to be a method used by the artist for atmospheric effect.