[San Georgio Venice.]
London Published 1st March 1888, by Robt. Dunthorne at The Rembrandt Head in Vigo Street, W.
Etching, first state. Plate: 440 x 200mm, (17½ x 8"). Some cockling.
An evocative and atmospheric prospect of Venice from the Lagoon, various shipping craft on the water in foreground. Wilfred Ball (1853 - c.1917) was a London etcher and watercolourist, landscape and marine painter. He was born and lived in Putney where he etched romantic landscapes of English and Venetian themes in the manner of Whistler; he exhibited paintings and etchings at the RA from 1877 to 1903. Robert Dunthorne, born around 1850, was a successful print dealer and publisher in London. His Gallery "Rembrandt" in Vigo Street held exhibitions of the major artists of the times between 1880's-1930's. Some of these artists included Williams Strange, James McNeill Whistler, Axel Haig and W. L. Wyllie.
[Ref: 20555] £280.00