This is a beautiful pair of oil on canvas paintings of the view of the Grand Canal in Venice by the renowned British artist Alfred Pollentine (1836-1890), each is signed lower right "A Pollentine" and are circa 1870 in date.
This beautiful pair of paintings capture striking views of the Grand Canal and both feature busy streets and canal scenes with sailing boats and gondoliers in the foreground, in the distance the facades of Santa Maria della Salute to one and the spiralling tower of the San Marco Campanile to the other.
Each housed in it's original and beautiful gilt gallery frame.
Several examples of his work have sold at top auction houses, see Christies, Sothebys and Bonhams
In really excellent condition, please see photos for confirmation.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 52 x Width 62 x Depth 9 - Frame
Height 29 x Width 39 - Canvas
Dimensions in inches:
Height 1 foot, 8 inches x Width 2 foot x Depth 3 inches - Frame
Height 11 inches x Width 1 foot, 3 inches - Canvas
Our reference: A1868