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Along the Riva

n.d. Eugene Laurent Vail Born: St. Servan, France 1857 Died: Paris, France 1934 oil on canvas 45 3/8 x 32 in. (115.3 x 81.2 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Mrs. Eugene Vail 1948.13.9 Smithsonian American Art Museum
Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 11A


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Eugene Vail made several trips to Venice and was fascinated by its rich colors, unique architecture, and exotic citizens. Along the Riva shows two women strolling along the canal, with gondolas in the background. Their elegant clothing and serene expressions evoke the relaxed, luxurious lifestyle of American tourists in Europe.

Keywords

Architecture - boat - gondola

Cityscape - Italy - Venice

Figure group - female

Figure(s) in exterior - urban

Waterscape - boat

Waterscape - canal - Riva

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Eugene Laurent Vail

Born: St. Servan, France 1857 Died: Paris, France 1934

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