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The Rialto of Venice, (painting)

Artist:
Unknown
Medium:
Watercolor
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
Special Premiums and Honorable Mention. "The Rialto of Venice"--We take occasion here, also, to record our high appreciation of another work of art, of the same school as that to which the first premium for water-colors is awarded, and which is also not entitled to a premium, from the fact that it was not executed in California, and that the artist, being unknown, was not, of course, a member of the society. We allude to the "Rialto of Venice." Few artists have ever drawn architecture like Turner, (witness his Cathedral at Rouen, in his "Rivers of France,") and the present picture in the blending and commingling of outlines, is worthy of the great nine-color master. The broad, thick, glorious arch, crowned with picturesque groups in many colored raiments, stands out, sharply defined, to span the liquid highway, on which gondolas seem to glide, indistinct with motion, and, as if rising from the water which they shadow with their imposing fronts, gorgeous, colossal structures, with moresco [sic] fretwork, and colonades of rare marble, and grand portals, it may be, of jasper, and porphyry, and agate, all are ranged in architectural harmony with the never ceasing music they are wont to reverberate. . . . The painting was accidentally met with some time since in Sacramento, and purchased by Mr. M.F. Butler, our architect, who knew how to appreciate its beauties. [P. 284-285.]
Transactions of the State Agricultural Society.
Topic:
Cityscape--Italy--Venice
Cityscape--Foreign--Italy
Architecture--Bridge--Rialto
Waterscape--Canal--Grand Canal
Architecture--Castle
Cityscape
Control number:
AECI 02610099
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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