Monumental painting of the Venetian lagoon and view of Church Santa Maria della Salute was executed before 1850 and nevertheless it is not signed, this masterfully painting must surely be by famous British artist Edward Pritchett (1808 - 1876). For comparison with his other very similar Venetian views see our additional photos.
Edward Pritchet was the painter of Venetian scenes, exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1828 to 1849, at the British Institute and Suffolk Street Galleries. Pritchett spent more than thirty years living and working in Venice. He was one of a group of English artists who produced notable records of the scenes of northern Italy, a group that included John Wharlton Bunney, James Holland, the brothers-in-law Luke Fildes and Henry Woods, and, in a later generation, William Logsdail. However, Pritchett was known to have painted some English Views.
Provenance: purchased by the previous owner in the British auction house Bonhams in 2011.
Literature: Thieme/Becker "Allgemeines Kuenstlerlexikon ", Leipzig, 1999; AKLIndex; Wood, 1978; Mallalieu I, 1976; Grant, Dict., 1952; Johnson I, 1975.
Inscription: unsigned , antique plaque with the name of the artist, mounted to the original period frame
Technique: oil on canvas. Original period gilt frame.
Measurements: unframed w 50 " x h 30 " ( 127 x 76 cm), framed w 55 1/2" x h 35 1/2" (141 x 90 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.