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Venice: Canal Scene
  • Clarkson (Frederick) Stanfield (1793 - 1867)
  • Venice: Canal Scene
  • Italy
  • 1830
  • Painting
  • Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour on paper
  • Image size: 34.4 x 23.8 cm
  • Inscription: 'Venice Octr. 5th. 1830'
  • P667
  • Not on display
Further Reading
  • Made on the spot, this study has been identified as showing the Rio Santa Maria with the Palazzo Castelli (formerly Correr-Pisani) on the left. Stanfield was in Venice during the course of a Continental tour from August to October 1830. In a letter to his wife written on the day he made this study he wrote: ‘I am hard at it from morning till night (Venice is truly magnificent!!! Its palaces and churches, Boats and costume &.& make a whole not to be equaled [sic] in any other place in the world).’ Cf. Stanfield, 'Venice: San Giorgio Maggiore', P712, a work painted in the studio and much less spontaneous.