Venice, the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal.
Oil on canvas (32.5 x 45.5 cm), signed lower left
Dimensions with frame (55.5 x 69 cm)
Carry on the back of the chassis the seal of the sale of workshop H. Saintin which took place in 1900.
The painting, painted around 1890, illustrates the attraction that painters have preserved for the Italian light. The Grand Prix de Rome awarded to the French painters of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture has helped to mystify Italy and the history of its great painters.
Rather than a copy of a masterpiece or an ideal view, the painter chooses to represent modern Venice without the filter of the Ancient Ideal. He paints sincerely the effects of light on the water and one of the attractive points of the city, the Rialto Bridge.
Student of Pils and landscaper A. Ségé, H. Saintin started at the Salon of 1867 with the painting "Mare in the woods at Val Saint Germain in winters".
He painted in the surroundings of Paris and in the forest of Fontainebleau then in 1875, he discovered Brittany.
He travels to Venice and performs some sights.
He receives order for decoration for Luxembourg and the City Hall of Paris.
Impressionist painter, he liked above all to study the subtle variations of light and climate, as the seasons go by.
Bibliography: G.Schurr- "The Little Masters of Painting"
Museums: Paris (Orsay Museum), Auxerre, Bayonne, Besancon, Chambéry, Montpellier, Tarbes, Toul, Tourcoing.
Price : on request