Description & Technical information

Once determined on an artistic course, Williams’ passion for work was all-consuming and there
was never any question as to his subject matter, with the landscape before him
demanding to be drawn or painted. Venice, in particular, had always been an
inspiration for Williams, first learning about Venetian painters like Canaletto
and Guardi at Slade Art School, as well as those who visited including Monet,
Turner and Sickert, to then being able to see the works he had admired for
years in person, with his first visit to the city in 1950. As Williams states:

I had always loved its exuberance and lack of inhibition and now I was able to see some of the greatest paintings in the world’.

Period:  20th century
Origin:  British
Medium: Ink on paper
Signature: Signed with initials (lower right) 

Dimensions: 30.99 x 48.01 cm (12¹/₄ x 18⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Private Collection, United Kingdom

Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints