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The Doge's Palace, Venice

The Doge's Palace, Venice

1826

Richard Parkes Bonington

(British, 1802-1828)

Oil on millboard

Framed: 53.5 x 61 x 6 cm (21 1/16 x 24 x 2 3/8 in.); Unframed: 35.5 x 42.7 cm (14 x 16 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1985.56

Description

At the age of 22, Bonington achieved overnight success at the official (state sponsored) Paris exhibition known as Salon. Two years later, in 1826, he journeyed to Venice, a city that had long attracted landscape artists. At first, constant rain greatly depressed Bonington, but suddenly the weather changed and Venice was at its glorious best. Bonington frequently painted outdoors, capturing immediate impressions of Venetian architecture and sunlight. He made this particular study from a boat anchored in the lagoon near the Doge's Palace. The thick swirls of paint, with colors mixed together while still wet, indicates how rapidly the artist worked.

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