Bridge of Sighs

£12,500

The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most known bridges in the world, however it can it only be seen be seen from two places: Canonica Bridge and Ponte della Paglia. It connects the New Prison to the Doge’s Palace and the view from the bridge was the very last view that convicts would have seen before their imprisonment, being allowed one final glimpse of Venice’s beauty.

DIMENSIONS: 10.5 x 15.3 inches (26.7 x 38.7 cm)
SIGNATURE: Signed ‘Gaston La Touche’ and annotated ‘Venezia’ (lower left)
MEDIUM: Oil on panel

Description

French artist Gaston La Touche was a post-impressionist painter, draughtsman and  a leading colorist of the late nineteenth to early twentieth century, who associated with all the important artists of the period.

The Bridge of Sighs is one of the most known bridges in the world, however it can it only be seen be seen from two places: Canonica Bridge and Ponte della Paglia. It connects the New Prison to the Doge’s Palace and the view from the bridge was the very last view that convicts would have seen before their imprisonment, being allowed one final glimpse of Venice’s beauty.

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