5 June 2003
James Holland, O.W.S. (1799-1870)
Venice, with Santa Maria della Salute in the distance
signed with monogram, inscribed and dated 'VENEZIA. 1858.' (on the central gondola) and further signed with initials and inscribed 'Venice JHd' (on the reverse)
pencil, watercolour and bodycolour with scratching out, on oatmeal paper
12 5/8 x 21 in. (32.1 x 53.3 cm.)
with Sanders of Oxford, Oxford.
Anon. sale; Sotheby's, London, 16 July 1992, lot 136, as 'Gondolas moored by square, San Giorgio Maggiore beyond, Venice'.
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From 1831 onwards Holland travelled regularly on the continent. The present watercolour was executed the year after he was elected a full member of the Old Water-Colour Society in 1837.
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