Along the Riva

Media - 1948.13.9 - SAAM-1948.13.9_2 - 135442
Copied Eugene Laurent Vail, Along the Riva, n.d., oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Eugene Vail, 1948.13.9
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Artwork Details

Title
Along the Riva
Date
n.d.
Dimensions
45 3832 in. (115.381.2 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Eugene Vail
Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group — female
  • Waterscape — boat
  • Waterscape — canal — Riva
  • Waterscape — canal
  • Recreation — leisure — strolling
  • Architecture — boat — gondola
Object Number
1948.13.9

Artwork Description

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.