Bratby, John - Small canal scene, Venice
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.
Stock No: 1155
Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist by the previous owner
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.)