The Lagoon, Venice

by Charles Hoffbauer (1875–1957)
Oil on canvas laid down on board
8⅝ x 12¼ inches (sight size)



The artist

Henrietta Brownell Lowry Hoffbauer, wife of above, by descent from above

Howard A Curtis, gift from above

Private collection, New York

Note: The following is inscribed on verso:

This was C. Hoffbauer’s last painting. Presented to Howard A Curtis by the widow Mrs. Hoffbauer at the request of Mr. H. before his death. Mrs. H. came here to tea and presented it at that time.

Painting The Lagoon by Charles Hoffbauer the artist who did murals of American Revolutionary History in John Hancock Ins. Bldg Boston, Mass

Charles Hoffbauer said the yacht was Mussolini’s anchored in the Lagoon in Venice

Artist Biography

Charles Hoffbauer was a prolific, French-born artist renowned for his historic murals and paintings, in addition to the impressionist New York City street scenes which brought him considerable success in America.

By Chelsea DeLay

I. Biography
II. Chronology
III. Collections
IV. Exhibitions
V. Memberships
VI. Suggested Resources
VII. Notes

I. Biography

On June 28, 1875, Charles Hoffbauer was born in Paris, France; at the age of seventeen the young artist enrolled at the École National des Beaux-Arts where his peers included Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, and Albert Marquet.(1) Hoffbauer’s studies were interrupted when he was called to army duty in March 1896, and after spending eighteen months stationed in

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