A Venetian Bather

size(cm): 55x40
Sale price£150 GBP


The painting "A Venetian Bather" by Paul Peel is a masterpiece of artistic realism of the 19th century. The composition of the painting is impressive, with a lone bather in the center of the image, surrounded by the crystal clear water and the Venetian buildings in the background.

Paul Peel's artistic style is characterized by his ability to capture the beauty and emotion of everyday life. In "A Venetian Bather," Peel uses a soft, detailed brushwork technique to create a detailed, realistic image of the bather and his surroundings.

Color is another prominent aspect of this painting. The blue and green tones of the water contrast with the warm skin tones of the bather and the Venetian buildings in the background. Sunlight filtering through the clouds creates an effect of shadows and reflections on the water, adding depth and dimension to the image.

The story behind the painting is fascinating. Paul Peel traveled to Venice in 1886 and fell in love with the city and its beauty. During his stay, he was inspired by the daily life of the Venetians and created several paintings that captured the essence of the city. "A Venetian Bather" is one of the highlights of this series.

Also, there is a little-known aspect of this painting that is interesting to mention. In the 1890s, the painting was acquired by the famous Canadian art collector, Sir Edmund Walker. Walker was a great admirer of Peel's work and purchased several of his paintings. After his death, the painting was donated to the Art Gallery of Ontario, where it currently resides.

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