The Riva and San Marco, Venice dates from 1879/1880. 1
According to the Pennells, when Whistler was in Venice he painted two oil paintings] 'from Mr. Ross Turner's terrace, one looking ... up [the Riva] to San Marco ... full of little figures and with boats and a suggestion of the Lagoon, in the background.' 2 Ross Sterling Turner (1847-1915) was an American artist – a skilful watercolourist and illustrator – and friend of Whistler while he was in Venice. He was in Europe from 1876 and associated with the 'Duveneck Boys' in Venice, before settling to Boston in 1882.
Last updated: 10th November 2019 by Margaret