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Original sepia tone watercolor over pencil on paper by Camillo Innocenti (Italy, 1871-1961) of an Egyptian subject circa 1928. 12" by 8" painting alone, 25" by 20" in its frame. Signed "Camillo Innocenti" and inscribed "Cairo" lower left. On the back of the painting there is an inscription in the hand of the artist stating: "Cairo 6-IV-28, Con i piu cari saluti al carissimo amico H. W. Grieve, Camillo Innocenti". This work is from the estate of Innocenti's friend Harold Grieve. They had met on the set of Ben Hur- A Tale of the Christ, and had remained friends until Innocenti's death (Grieve is remembered as a movie set designer and interior designer). A copy or a letter addressed to Grieve by Innocenti in 1958 mentions the "sepia sketches" that he had given him. Innocenti was in Cairo in the 20's directing a School of Fine Art. He is an important figure in Italian 20th century art.