This impressionistic oil on canvas depicts the square with St. Mark’s Cathedral in the background. The artist with his easy and light brushstrokes picks up the hustle and bustle and cross currents on the famous square which has been the subject of so many paintings over the years. This mid-century work measures 22” by 38” to sight and 26” by 42” in the gilt wood frame with a red felt inner liner. There is a small area of paint loss on the upper right corner and scattered craquelure extends downward in the top right and left portions of the sky. It has been cut to a somewhat smaller size and re-stretched as visible on the back. Otherwise the canvas is stable and room-ready.
Oil on canvas painting of St. Mark’s Square, Venice