[Statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, Venice.]
Etching. 241 x 273mm. 9½ x 10¾".
John Shapland (1865-1929) A painter of seascapes and landscapes mainly in watercolour but occasionally in oil. He exhibited at the RA, Paris Salon, and in the USA. He was the principle of the Exeter School of Art from 1899 to 1913. His compositions are loose' and his colouring is reminiscent of the continental style. He was for a time in business with the well known Devon artist Walter Henry Sweet who produced etchings of Shapland's subjects. A view from behind the Statue of Vittorio Emanuele II (1820-1878; who was King of Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia. In 1861 he assumed the title of King of Italy, to become the first king of a united Italy, and upon his death he was given the epithet 'Father of the Fatherland') looking towards Santa Maria della Salute in Venice, with the Tronchetto-Lido di Venezia to the left.
Guichard: pg.75, Appendix 1 'Minor Etchers'.
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