View of the Grand Canal, Venice

Miss Jane Vivian (De Fleury)
Title View of the Grand Canal, Venice
Category Recently Sold
Medium & Size Oil on canvas: 24x42 in. Frame:33x51 in. Signed
Price Band £10,000 - £20,000
Location Petworth

Recent research into the work of this artist has revealed a dynasty of topographical artists who worked and lived in England. J de Fleury flourished from 1799 to 1823 and was a landscape painter who mainly worked in Wales but lived in London and was a regular exhibitor in the major London exhibitions between 1799 & 1823. His son was J. Vivian de Fleury who painted mainly abroad, specializing in views of Switzerland and Italy. He exhibited between 1847 & 1868. J.V. de Fleury had many addresses in London during this time. Miss J. Vivian first exhibits a view of Venice from a London address in 1869 and continues to exhibit mainly Italian views until 1877. Around 1880 she seems to have moved, as did her father, as their next exhibiting address is Islington Row, Birmingham where she continued to exhibit work until 1888. The name J.V. de Fleury reappears at the Birmingham Society exhibitions in 1892 & 1893. Her work shows an attention to detail that is a reflection of her father's technique but there is a lightness of touch and softness in the palate, which is considered even finer.

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