c19th oil painting on canvas by st john mulholland venice in carved and pierced giltwood frame

C19th oil painting on canvas by St. John Mulholland ,"Venice" , in carved and pierced giltwood frame .



Item Ref

ML 1711


C19th oil painting on canvas by St.John Mulholland , "Venice " , in carved and pierced giltwood frame.
Well-composed and observed painting depicting the Venetian lagoon , looking towards the Basilica of Maria Della Salute and with St.Mark's Square ,the Campanile and the Doge's Palace together with the 'Bridge of Sighs', in the hinterland. Well-defined skyline showing the various landmark views of "La Serenissima " , a scene familiar to those approaching the city from the sea into The Grand Canal .
The foreground showing life on the Grand Canal with merchant and fishing vessels together with gondolas and traghetti traversing the scene . Good attention to detail throughout, with multiple figures and architectural study.
In excellent condition, benefitting from having been professionally cleaned approximately 10 years ago . Good bright colours and stable surface with no paint losses or deterioration.
The reverse of the canvas showing two minor repaired punctures , invisible on the front of the canvas.
Signed in bottom right-hand side by the artist .
St. John Mulholland (1839-1910) was a British visual artist , being known and recognised for his views of Venice . A similar painting hangs in the Leamington Spa Gallery and Museum.
Similar works by the artist were sold at auction by Christies , Melbourne, Australia 06/05/03 for 7411, and by Lawrence's , Crewkerne , England 13/10/2017 for 4450 (catalogued as being in poor condition ) .
The quality swept giltwood frame in excellent order .
H 36"
W 55"
D 3"
Italy , Venice c. 1890
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Internal Ref: ML 1711


Height = 75 cm (30")
Width = 126 cm (50")
Depth = 6 cm (3")

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