Oil/canvas, 40 x 72 cm, sign. lo. le. F. Silvani, on label on the stretcher inscribed "Rio Pallada Giudecca". - Italian painter a. engraver, mostly renowned for his sunlit views of Venetian canals in impressionist manner, studied at the Parma academy under P. Toschi, member of the Parma a. Venice academies. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit.