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Venice

Oil on Canvas
30” x 30”

Hopkins Horsely Hobday Horsley
British 1807 – 1890

Hopkins Horsley was born in Birmingham in 1807, a painter of landscapes who also worked in London and Sutton Coldfield.

This beautiful scene Venice was painted by Hopkins Horsley during one of his trips to Europe, where he visited the Swizz Alps, Northern Italy and Monaco. Hopkins Horsley has used a free and fluid brush-stroke, with soft colour tones to capture the bustling scene, in the mid 19th century. The pastel buildings line the busy side canal, men unload their cargo from a moored ship, men and women walk along the canal’s bank and ladies shelter from the midday sun under bright parasols, as they take a trip along the canal on a gondola.

Hopkins Horsley exhibited in Birmingham and in London at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and Suffolk Street. His subjects include scenes in Staffordshire, Devonshire, Wales the Swizz Alps and North Italy.

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