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) and each is signed lower right “A Pollentine” and further signed and inscribed “Grand Canal Venice” on verso.
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 Saint Mark’s, the Doge’s Palace, Santa Maria della Salute and the spiralling tower of the San Marco Campanile complete this wonderful pair.
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 76 x Width 98 x Depth 7 – Frame
Height 73 x Width 49 – Canvas
Dimensions in inches:
Height 29.9 x Width 38.6 x Depth 2.8 – Frame
Height 28.7 x Width 19.3 – Canvas
Alfred Pollentine is best known as an accomplished painter of Venetian scenes, although he also did paint some English coastal views. Many of his paintings were done in an impressionistic style.
Pollentine exhibited numerous works at several of the top galleries in England from 1861 through 1880, including two of London’s most prestigious ones, the British Institution and Society of British Artists.
R. J. Pollentine and W. H. Pollentine are also recorded artists and are believed to be his father and brother.
Our reference: 08757