John Singer Sargent's Venice par temps gris
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Venice par temps gris 
(Venice in Gray Weather)
John Singer Sargent -- American painter  
 Oil on canvas 
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The view is along the Riva Degli Schiavoni looking west towards the San Marco and the campanile (the tower at the right) as well as Santa Maria della Salute (the domed building towards the left). The entrance to the Grand Canal is between these two structures. 

In the painting, at the right, you can see the bridges which cross the various canals that lead into the lagoon. To me, it appears that Sargent is painting this from a rooftop of a church that is located (on the map) right above the letters "Sc" of "Schiavoni" (but I can't make out the name of the church). 

From Philip Resheph 
Date: 10/6/00 
The Riva Riva Degli Schiavoni runs from the Molo in front of the Palazzo Ducale  east . . . towards the Arsenale. . . .  Schiavoni means Slavs, and was where the trade from the Black Sea was carried out - it has always been very important. 
Sargent again painted along the Riva Degli Schiavoni but this time much closer to San Marco. 
Cafe on the Riva degli Schiavoni 



Sargent in Italy, 2002-2003 


By:  Natasha Wallace
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