Virgilio Ripari (Italy, 1843 - 1902) painting of a Venetian Canal with boat. Oil on canvas. Oil on canvas. Sight size: 11.5 x 17.5 in. Overall size: 18.75 x 24.7 in. Among his admirers was Queen Victoria of England, for whom he executed several oil paintings and watercolors. He participated in numerous exhibitions in Italy including the Milan Exhibitions of 1872, 1883, and 1886; the Torino Exhibition of 1884; and the Venice Exhibition of 1887.