This is a large early 1900s oil on canvas of a ‘View on a Venetian Canal’ by the French post-impressionist painter, Antoine Bouvard (1870-1956). This fine work is signed by the artist.
Bouvard studied in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, and began extended painting trips to Venice in the 1920’s, returning to France to sell his work through eminent dealers in Paris and London. Such was the enormous popularity of his Venetian scenes that Bouvard’s various sons and his granddaughter all went on to paint very similar views in his style. But all were little more than imitations, and if you are going to own a ‘Bouvard’ then a Venetian canal scene by Antoine Snr is the one to have.
Dimensions: (inc. frame) 89cm x 78cm (35” x 30¾”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 71cm x 60cm (28” x 23½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Fine Private Impressionist Collection.
Presentation: 1900s scrolled Louis XIV frame.
Condition: Excellent. Professionally cleaned, and ready to hang.