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Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, 1915

Thomas Moran (1837 - 1926)
Oil on canvas
30 x 40¼ inches
Monogrammed and dated lower right: TMORAN. / 1915.

Provenance

Private collection, California

Vallejo Gallery, Newport Beach, California, acquired from above, 2000 (as Venice)

Private collection, Denver, Colorado, acquired from above, May 15, 2000

Sale, Bonhams, New York, New York, May 1, 2024, lot 42, from above

Exhibited

Century Club, New York, New York, December 1915

Hotel Green, Pasadena, California, February 15–29, 1916

Literature

Nancy K. Anderson, Thomas Moran (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997), 275.

Related Works

A View of Venice, 1891, oil on canvas, 35⅛ x 25¼ inches; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

View of Venice, 1895, oil on canvas, 16½ x 26½ inches; Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Massachusetts

The Grand Canal, Venice, 1899, oil on canvas, 20 x 30 inches; Portland Art Museum, Oregon

Venice: Grand Canal at Sunset, 1906, oil on canvas, 13½ x 19½ inches; Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama

Note: This painting will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the artist’s work by Stephen L. Good, Phyllis Braff, and Melissa Webster Speidel.

Thomas Moran first visited Italy in 1886. In a letter to his wife from the same year, Moran wrote, “Venice is all, and more, than travellers have reported of it. It is wonderful. I shall make no attempt at description but will tell you all when I get back.”[1] The artist would paint numerous depictions of Venice throughout his career and exhibited many Venetian scenes at the National Academy. In this work, Moran paints the Grand Canal with the domes of Santa Maria della Salute on the left and the St Mark’s Campanile and Palazzo Ducale on the right.

[1] Thomas Moran as quoted in, Nancy K. Anderson, Thomas Moran (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997), 122.

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