James Wilson Morrice

Campo San Giovanni Nuovo, Venice

c. 1901-1902
When Morrice first painted this work he included a figure of a priest in the scene. At an unknown date, however, the artist chose to cover up this figure, which is still slightly visible as a pentimento, or shadow, in the lower-right quadrant of the picture. By this later change Morrice placed greater emphasis on the intriguing architecture of the Venetian square.
Title
Campo San Giovanni Nuovo, Venice
Date
c. 1901-1902
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
50.5 x 61.8 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Gift of G. Blair Laing, Toronto, 1989
Accession number
30466