""venise" Signée Alfred Smith Et Datée 1907""Oil on panel "Venice" signed lower left Alfred Smith and dated 1907. Alfred Smith (1854-1936) is a French artist from Bordeaux whose early works are echoed, he begins to paint very young and exhibits his works for the first time at the age of 23 at the salon des amis des arts de Bordeaux, a salon in which he remained faithful until his death. He was then the pupil of Hypolite Pradelles. In 1880, he exhibited at the Paris salon where he met with great success, the 1880s brought him recognition, medals at salons and notably at the Universal Exhibition in Paris, allowing him to quit his job in a bank and live of his art. Over time his work evolves towards Impressionism then towards Fauvism. During the years 1890/1900 he stayed on numerous occasions in Venice, it is there that his painting tends towards the impressionism and that he realizes our painting in 1907. this period of his work is marked by a work of light quite striking for the time. He is considered in the 1900s as one of the French artists specializing in Italy. In 1912, he discovered the Creuse valley and became one of the important members of the Crozant school until his death, his work evolves here towards Fauvism. His works are kept in many French museums, notably at the Museum of Fine Arts in Bordeaux as well as at the Musée d'Orsay. Others are kept in the Ca'Pesaro museum in Venice ... Our painting represents a gondola maneuvered by two gondoliers in front of a Venetian palace, the palette of muted tones and remarkably awakened by the play of light. This work receives a wooden frame and gilded stucco. Good condition,
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