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Venice: Santa Maria della Salute and the Dogana Seen from across the Grand Canal

Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

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The magnificent light and the ever-present water of Venice appealed to the elderly Boudin. His marvellous freshness of touch, the surface flickering with small and regular strokes, gives this picture the unified atmosphere he struggled to capture throughout his career. Although he includes numerous small figures – from the groups strolling on the quayside to the passengers in the gondolas – Boudin is content to paint the view as he sees it without trying to tell a story.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum




oil on canvas


H 36 x W 55 cm

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presented by the family of W. F. Robertson, 1996

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