Amedee Rosier, French, b. 1841-1898
Venice, The Piazzetta
Oil on bevelled panel
17 x 11 7/8 inches (43.2 x 30.2 cm)
Piazza San Marco, often known in English as St Mark’s Square, is the principal public square of Venice, Italy, where it is generally known just as la Piazza. The Piazzetta (“little Piazza/Square”) is an extension of the Piazza towards the lagoon in its south east corner. The two spaces together form the social, religious and political centre of Venice and are commonly considered together. This article relates to both of them.
A remark usually attributed (though without proof) to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco “the drawing room of Europe”. More on Piazza San Marco
Amédée Rosier 1831-1898 Amédée Rosier was born in North-West France in 1831. He first exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1857, and in the 1876 exhibition he was honored with a medal for his work. Rosier also received a medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle in Paris. Rosier traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa and was known for his marine painting and town scenes. His love of these two genres explains his frequent stays in Venice which provided the inspiration for this painting. Rosier’s work was highly sought-after in his own lifetime and now hangs in many museums throughout France including Bernay, Mulhouse and St.Etienne. More on Amédée Rosier
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