Canal in Venice, San Trovaso Quarter

  • Robert Frederick Blum, Canal in Venice, San Trovaso Quarter, ca. 1885, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William T. Evans, 1909.7.7

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In this piece, Robert Blum positioned the viewer as though he were looking down a narrow Venetian canal from a boat on the water. The view shows the Rio Ogni Santi (River of All Saints), in the San Trovaso Quarter, where Blum lived for a time. He spent many summers and winters in Venice, and his sketches, pastels, and paintings capture the city's bright colors and hodgepodge of buildings. In the center of the waterway a man steers a sandolo, which is a smaller, lighter version of a gondola.
Canal in Venice, San Trovaso Quarter
ca. 1885
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Not on view.
34 x 23 1/8 in. (86.5 x 58.6 cm)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of William T. Evans

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oil on canvas
  • Cityscape – Italy – Venice
  • Waterscape – canal
  • Cityscape – street – San Trovaso Quarter
  • Architecture – bridge
  • Architecture Exterior – domestic – apartment
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