Henry Sandham

St. Mark's, Venice

1901
Though Sandham delighted in painting Canadian subjects, he, like many of his contemporaries, believed that a European education was essential to artistic success. For this work, the artist chose a low viewpoint from which to paint the basilica across the sprawling piazza. Small black figures dot the mid-ground, giving a sense of scale and grandeur to the cathedral towering in the background.
Title
St. Mark's, Venice
Date
1901
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
86.3 x 66.4 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 1913
Accession number
678