John Piper

(19) The Salute from the Grand Canal below the Accademia Bridge

  • Oil on canvas
  • 30 x 25 ins

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Provenance:
Purchased at the 1960 exhibition by W.S. Mitchell Esq., thence by descent

London, Arthur Jeffress Gallery, Paintings and Watercolours of Venice by John Piper, 31 May - 24 June, 1960, cat. no.6
London, The Tate Gallery, John Piper, 30 November 1983 - 22 January 1984, cat. no.147

Piper stayed in Venice in September 1954 for the staging of The Turn of the Screw, but did not paint there until he returned in 1958. In 1959 he again returned for longer, with the commission to prepare an exhibition for Arthur Jeffress.

As David Fraser-Jenkins has written of Piper's Venetian oils, the buildings are drawn across the surface
with rapid lines or pourings of paint, giving a vibrant effect of reflected light (exhibition catalogue, John Piper, London, Tate Gallery, 1983, p.131)

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