Thomas Moran, Venice
Lot 56
Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926) 'The Grand Canal, Venice', 1905 20 x 30 1/4in
Sold for US$ 91,500 inc. premium
Lot Details
Thomas Moran (American, 1837-1926)
'The Grand Canal, Venice', 1905
signed and dated 'TMoran. 1905.' (lower left)
oil on canvas
20 x 30 1/4in

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    with Newhouse Galleries, Inc., New York, New York
    sale, Christie's New York, 1 December 1989, lot 78

    Throughout his career, Thomas Moran traveled extensively and returned to his studio with the inspiration to produce the visions he had experienced. In the West it was Yellowstone, the Green river of Wyoming and, of course, the Grand Canyon. In Europe it was Venice. Moran made his first trip to the city in 1886 and returned there in 1890. Much like the other locations, his Venetian views were popular with the public and he continued to paint them after his arrival back home.

    Along with other American artists of his day, Moran looked to the Venetian views of Turner. Compositionally, they are almost exclusively presented from the lagoon looking toward the Salute, Campanile, and Doge's palace. Like Turner, he also animates the foregrounds with incidents from ordinary, yet colorful, quotidian Venetian fishing life.
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