Francis Hopkinson Smith - The Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute, 1892-1894

Francis Hopkinson Smith (Baltimore, 1838 - 1915, New York)

The Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute, 1892-1894

Pencil and watercolor on carton, 32 x 59 cm (12 5/8 x 23 1/4 in.)


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Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from the art dealers Doll & Richards, Boston on 11 February 1892 for $350. (as "A Sunny Corner in Venice")


Signed (lower right): F. Hopkinson Smith


Gilbert Wendel Longstreet and Morris Carter. General Catalogue (Boston, 1935), p. 72.
Philip Hendy. European and American Paintings in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston, 1974), p. 240.
Margaretta M. Lovell. A Visitable Past: Views of Venice by American Artists 1860-1915 (Chicago, 1988), p. 30, fig. 30.
Elizabeth Anne McCauley et al. Gondola Days: Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Palazzo Barbaro Circle. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Venice: Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, 2004), pp. 155, 157, fig. 108.

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