London, South Kensington
7 July 2016
Hercules Brabazon Brabazon (1821-1906)
The house of Tintoretto, Venice
signed with initials 'HBB' (lower right) and with inscription 'House of Tintoretto, Venice.' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour heightened with bodycolour, on grey paper
6½ x 8½ in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm.)
with Leger Galleries, London, 1987.
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London, Bankside Gallery, Visions of Venice: Watercolours and Drawings from Turner to Procktor, 1990, exhibition catalogue p. 68, no. 53, illustrated in colour, p.69.
Brabazon's interest in this house stems from the fact that the great Renaisance painter Tintoretto resided there for the last twenty years of his life, from 1574 until his death in 1594.
The house lies to the north of Venice near the chuch of Madonna dell'Orto, the church where Tintoretto was subsequently buried, and it remained in the ownership of his descendants to within Brabazon's lifetime.
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