Under the Rialto Bridge
John Singer Sargent -- American painter 
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Transparent and opaque watercolor over graphite pencil on paper
27.6 x 48.3 cm (10 7/8 x 19 in.)
The Hayden Collection–Charles Henry Hayden Fund 12.203

Jpg: MFA / Carol Gerten's Fine Art

(See alternate and interactive zoom at the MFA)

Sargent's painting, of course, is under the bridge, and his interest, besides the nice composition, is the play of light on the water and how the shadow of the bridge effects that.

He revisits this subject a number of times.

Photo's and history of Rialto Bridge


Purchased from the artist through M. Knoedler, New York, April 4, 1912


Other Rialto Paintings

The Rialto, Venice
Oil on canvas

The Rialto

Rialto, Venice 
c. 1907-11 
Watercolor on paper


By:  Natasha Wallace
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Created October 2000