This beautiful oil on canvas painting by Jane Vivian (Active 1869-1890) beautifully captures a Venetian Scene of The Grand Canal.
This is a stunning painting of the most painted city in the history of art - Venice.
It is housed in it's original and beautiful gilt gallery frame and signed lower left.
The banks of the Grand Canal are lined with more than 170 buildings, most of which date from the 13th to the 18th century, and demonstrate the welfare and art created by the Republic of Venice. The noble Venetian families faced huge expenses to show off their richness in suitable palazzos; this contest reveals the citizens’ pride and the deep bond with the lagoon. Amongst the many are the Palazzi Barbaro, Ca' Rezzonico, Ca' d'Oro, Palazzo Dario, Ca' Foscari, Palazzo Barbarigo and to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, housing the Peggy Guggenheim Collection. The churches along the canal include the basilica of Santa Maria della Salute. Centuries-old traditions, such as the Historical Regatta, are perpetuated every year along the Canal.
Because most of the city's traffic goes along the Canal rather than across it, only one bridge crossed the canal until the 19th century, the Rialto Bridge.
The painting delightfully presents the Grand Canal with its beautiful buildings on water, gondolas and sailboats. The artist used very delicate pastel colours and has succeeded in adding some mystery to the scenery
Purchased in 1983 from Galerie George in George Street, London.
Jane Vivian is a British painter. Many works by the artist have been sold at auction, including 'On the Grand Canal, looking towards the Ca' labia, Venice' sold at Christie's South Kensington 'British and Victorian Pictures' in 2006 for $20,945.
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 97 x Width 61 x Depth 6 - Frame
Height 82 x Width 46 - Canvas
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 2 inches x Width 2 foot x Depth 2 inches - Frame
Height 2 foot, 8 inches x Width 1 foot, 6 inches - Canvas
Our reference: 09028