This is a watercolor. Victor was an 18th Century painter from Italy. The contrasting colors, and the details of the interior are exquisite.
The old, yet crisp white face juxtaposed over the tapestry of the Llast Supper” Notice how Jesus is leaving his hand out, referring to the Cardinal. The lamp overhead hangs perfectly in between Jesus and the Cardinal.
Interiors and reading are a few of my favorite subjects. When the paintings are watercolors, they are that much more interesting because of the skill involved in creating such a masterpiece.