This beautiful oil on canvas painting by Jane Vivian (Active 1869-1890) beautifully captures a Venetian Scene looking seawards from The Grand Canal.
This beautiful landscape captures a striking view of the banks of the Grand Canal, it features people walking and docked fishing boats in the foreground with sailing boats in the background and in the far distance is the tower on the Island of Poveglia which completes the painting.
It is housed in it’s original and beautiful gilt gallery frame and signed lower left.
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 60 x Width 94 x Depth 8 – Frame
Height 46 x Width 80 – Canvas
Dimensions in inches:
Height 23.6 x Width 37.0 x Depth 3.1 – Frame
Height 18.1 x Width 31.5 – Canvas
Jane Vivian de Fleury ( Active 1869-1890 )
Jane Vivian was a landscape painter who lived in London. She is known particularly for her views of Venice and exhibited a number of works at the Society of British Artists, including views of Venice, Bruges, and Rouen. She also exhibited at several provincial galleries including the Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham, The Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Manchester City Gallery, and the Royal Hibernian Academy.
She came from a dynasty of topographical artists who worked and lived in England.
J de Fleury was active and successful from 1799 to 1823. He was a landscape painter who mainly worked in Wales but lived in London and was a regular exhibitor in the major London exhibitions between 1799 & 1823.
His son J. Vivian de Fleury painted mainly abroad, and specialized in views of Switzerland and Italy. He exhibited between 1847 & 1868 and had many addresses in London during this time.
Miss J. Vivian first exhibits a view of Venice from a London address in 1869 and continues to exhibit mainly Italian views until 1877. Around 1880 she seems to have moved, as did her father, as their next exhibiting address is Islington Row, Birmingham where she continued to exhibit work until 1888. The name J.V. de Fleury reappears at the Birmingham Society exhibitions in 1892 & 1893. Her work shows an attention to detail that is a reflection of her father’s technique but there is a lightness of touch and softness in the palate, which is considered even finer.
Our reference: 09220