Bratby, John - Small canal scene, Venice

Artist: Bratby, John
Materials: Ink
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21
Dimensions (inches): 11.7 x 8.3
Signature: Signed John Bratby RA lower left and titled Small Canal Scene lower right.
Frame: Mounted
Stock No: 1155
Price: £395
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner

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Genre: Landscape, Transports of delight


Under the spell of Venice, Bratby brings a rococo flourish to his normally rough-edged style with this elegant ink drawing.  With his second wife Patti he was a regular visitor to “La Serenissima” during the 1980s.

This drawing is illustrated in Art Quarterly, November 1988, vol 1, page 30. (The magazine’s cover is next photo.)