Venetian Watercolour Painting Bridge of Sighs by Vittore Zanetti Zilla
Venetian Watercolour Painting Bridge of Sighs by Vittore Zanetti Zilla
Venetian Watercolour Painting Bridge of Sighs by Vittore Zanetti Zilla
Venetian Watercolour Painting Bridge of Sighs by Vittore Zanetti Zilla
Venetian Watercolour Painting Bridge of Sighs by Vittore Zanetti Zilla
Venetian Watercolour Painting Bridge of Sighs by Vittore Zanetti Zilla

Venetian Watercolour Painting Bridge of Sighs by Vittore Zanetti Zilla

c. 1920 Venice

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A lovely watercolour by a famous Venetian artist.
Signed lower left V Zanetti, presented within its original glazed off white wood frame which bears small losses. There is a framers label verso. A lovely painting for admirers of this wonderful city

Size to include frame: H50.1cm L40.2cm
1864-1946 - Zilla was born in Venice, where he attended a technical school and at the same time began to approach painting by frequenting the studio of Giacomo Favretto, a family friend. After obtaining his secondary school leaving certificate in 1882, he decided to learn the rudiments of art under the guidance of Egisto Lancerotto. In 1884 he left to do his military service in Naples and Sicily, subsequently he returned to Venice and then moved with his family to the Abruzzo for several years, where he worked as a teacher. However, he continued his artistic research and in 1898 he started out on a journey through Europe, developing close contacts above all with the French landscapists. He took part in the Esposizioni Internazionali d’Arte di Venezia from the first edition in 1895 onwards (with a one-man show in 1914), making a name for himself with his lagoonscapes characterised by their decorative style not devoid of French influences. He experimented with watercolour and varnished tempera, which enabled him to obtain bright pure colours. He also participated in international exhibitions including the one in Munich in 1893 and the one in Buenos Aires in 1910. After the Caporetto defeat during World War I, he fled to Milan where he was to live in the years to follow. He organized two one-man shows at the Galleria Pesaro, in 1918 and 1920. He died in Milan.

The Bridge of Sighs spans the canal between the Doges Palace and the prison. The bridges name was given by Lord Byron as a translation from the Italian ‘Ponte Dia Sospiri’ This comes from the suggestion that prisoners would sigh at their final view through the window of this most beautiful city before being imprisoned.

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Watercolour
Signed/Inscribed
V Zanetti
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