Venice (A View from the Ponte Sant’ Eufemia on the Giudecca)

by Francis Hopkinson Smith (1838–1915)
Watercolor and gouache on paper
16½ x 34¾ inches (sight size)
Signed lower right: F. Hopkinson Smith


Private collection, Pennsylvania

Sale, Rago, Lambertville, New Jersey, November 10, 2023, lot 125

Private collection, New York, New York, acquired from above

Related Work

The Grand Canal with Santa Maria della Salute, 1892–1894, pencil and watercolor on cardboard, 12⅝ x 23¼ inches, signed lower right; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts

Note: In this work, Francis Hopkinson Smith depicts a serene viewpoint across the Giudecca Canal from the Ponte Sant’ Eufemia.

Artist Biography

It takes a great man to do one thing well; Mr. Smith can do several excellently, as well as paint admirable pictures.[1]

By Nina Sangimino

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

I. Biography

Renaissance-man Francis Hopkinson Smith was born in Baltimore, Maryland on October 23, 1838. His lineage includes a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the first president of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.[2] This self-taught artist started

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