Venice from Riva degli Schiavoni

Richard Parkes Bonington (English, 1802–1828)


Sheet: 18 x 17 cm (7 1/16 x 6 11/16 in. ) Mount: 27.8 x 25 cm (10 15/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Watercolor on paper

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Looking westward along the Riva. In the distance, the Ducal Palace and the Library, with the campanile and domes of San Marco, and the campanile of San Salvatore beyond. Brown boats in the foreground, with gray sails; ultramarine sky with white clouds shadowed gray; blue water; red on a sail in the near boat, reechoed in touches on the buildings.
Probably painted while Bonington was in Venice, April 20- May 19, 1826


Coll.: with Doll & Richards, Boston, MA. Gift of Mrs. Horatio G Curtis in memory of Horatio G. Curtis June 2/July 21, 1927

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Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis in memory of her husband Horatio Greenough Curtis