`Santa Maria della Salute from the Fordamenta Dei Catacumini`
George Herbert Buckingham Holland (1901-1987)
A large and impressive watercolour depicting the beautiful church of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice. Most paintings one comes across are of the well known aspect from across the lagoon, this is an unusual and interesting view from the side streets around the back of the church. Notes verso detail the location `from the Fordamenta Dei Catacumini, R.Tera Dei Catacumini`. Painted in broad washes in a confident impressionist style. dates i would imagine from the late 1950`s or early 60`s. Housed in a very nice silver and gilt modern frame -looks fabulous on the wall and would especially suit a stairwell or alcove situation.
George Herbert Buckingham Holland (1901-1987) was born in Northampton, and trained at Leicester School of Art and Chelsea School of Art. He was president of the Northampton Art Society 1949-50, having been one of its founder members. Exhibited RA 6 times, ROI 3, and at the Royal Society of portrait painters and the RSA, as well as in the provinces. The National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Music and the national Library of Wales hold his work.
|Medium||watercolour on heavy paper||Condition||very good|
|Image size||56 x 36 cms||Provenance||signed lower right,|
|Overall size||80 x 60 cms|
|Age||c.1950-60||Price||SOLD OCT 2016|