Santa Maria della Salute attributed to William James
Santa Maria della Salute attributed to William James Santa Maria della Salute attributed to William James Santa Maria della Salute attributed to William James
Santa Maria della Salute attributed to William James

Santa Maria della Salute attributed to William James

  • This monumental Venetian scene is attributed to British landscape painter William James
  • The artist is famed for his brightly hued canvases of Venice such as this
  • The view from the Grand Canal captures the imposing and majestic cityscape of Venice
  • James' technical precision and lively brushwork are striking in this luminous oil on canvas
Request More Info
To order by phone or get more info call us at 1-888-711-8084
Item No. 30-8687
Price: Available upon request
description
specifications
Discover more
description
Attributed to William James
Fl. 1754-1771 | British

Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, with Gondolas

Oil on canvas

This stunning Venetian scene is attributed to the celebrated 18th-century topographical artist William James. His brightly colored canvases of Venice are his most famous, earning him a reputation as the leading Venetian subject artist of his day. In the present work, he captures with remarkable detail the famed Grand Canal, one of the major water-traffic corridors in the city. To the right, the soaring dome and impressive facade of the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute is rendered with the thoroughness and precision for which James' best works are renowned.

Though he is known to have been active in London between 1754 and 1771, very little is known about James’ personal life. What is known is that he never left England, relying on the images of other artists to create his own, unique interpretations. A student of the London artist Samuel Scott, he was also a pupil of the great Venetian painter Canaletto, who undoubtedly had a tremendous influence on James' output. His works gained him a great deal of attention, and he exhibited at the Society of Artists of Great Britain from 1761 to 1768, and at the Royal Academy from 1769 to 1771. He was invited to become a member of the Society of Artists in 1766. Today, his works are represented in the Royal Collection at Hampton Court and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Canvas: 35 7/8” high x 54 5/8” wide
Frame: 46 5/8” high x 65 1/8” wide
specifications
Artist: James, William
Framed:65.125"W x 46.625"H
Unframed:54 5/8"W x 35 7/8"H
Period: 1700-1815
Origin:England
Subject:Cityscapes
Depth:3.0 Inches
Width:65.125 Inches
Height:46.625 Inches
Discover more

10 Reasons to Come Visit Us in New Orleans

I just hung up the phone with a gentleman from Seattle It's not that it isn't a great place to live I just miss the sun he said with a sad nostalgia With the winter the way it was it...
I just hung up the phone with a gentleman from Seattle It's not that it isn't a great place to live I just miss the sun he said with a sad nostalgia With the winter the way it was it...
read more

10 Minutes and 10 Questions With Bill Rau

I'm Mary a Sales Coordinator at Rau Antiques I wanted to take minutes out of Bill Rau's busy schedule to get to know him a little better -and surprisingly he agreed So to see a third generation Rau in a...
I'm Mary a Sales Coordinator at Rau Antiques I wanted to take minutes out of Bill Rau's busy schedule to get to know him a little better -and surprisingly he agreed So to see a third generation Rau in a...
read more
Related Items
Back to Top back to top