"Jonh M. August Will (1834-1910), Hst "rio Della Salute", Nineteenth"Oil painting on canvas depicting a view of the Venice canal "Rio Della Salute", Signed lower right J.Will, Inscrption at the back, nineteenth time. Size without frame 48 * 32cm and with frame 66 * 51cm. August Will (1834-1910) was a German-American artist. He was born in Weimar, Germany, and emigrated to the New York / New Jersey area when he was young. Although he still signed his paintings simply with the name August Will, Will's complete birth name was John M. August Will. Will moved to Jersey City, New Jersey, where he remained until his death. Little is known about the beginning of Will's life. However, Will is known to have been successful as a well-known local artist who produced illustrations for the Century Company in New York and also taught students at his studio in Jersey City. Working with mediums such as pen and ink, watercolors and pastels, Will created a large-scale bodywork that included portraits, landscapes, marine scenes and cityscapes that reflected the era and unique times of his time and place. The largest collection of his works - more than 350 pieces - is part of the permanent collection of the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey. References: -Annual American Art, Volume 8, Mac Millan Company. 1911, p. -August Will on artnet, art price .... -Museum of the city of Jersey.