Description & Technical information

Jacques Martin-Ferrières painted mostly still lifes and landscape scenes, often travelling to a variety of places and painting everywhere he went. Some of his finest works are produced in Italy, especially his beloved Venice, as he took inspiration from the vibrant colours and reflections. This beautiful painting of a Venetian canal shows a superb sensitivity of colour that he developed in his palette throughout the 1930’s, as well as his paintings becoming more energised, using his well-known technique of thick impasto and a freer brushstrokes to depict the effects of light.

During the years, 1925-1928 Martin-Ferrières made continual visits to Venice with his resultant paintings achieving a high level of success, even being awarded a Gold Medal at the Paris Salon in 1928 and the Prix-Legay-Lebrun award, as his talent was finally recognised and acknowledged by the critics. In 1965 he held an exhibition of the ‘Views of Venice’ which was very well received.

Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas
Signature: Signed 'Martin-Ferrieres' (lower right)

Dimensions: 60.96 x 73.66 cm (24 x 29 inches)
Provenance: 

(with) Le Monde Galleries, New York; 
Alexander Kahan, New York, circa 1970;
The Estate of Henrie Jo Barth, New York.

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints