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Venezia by EW, 1880s

 

VENEZIA,
LARGE XIX C. IMPRESSIONIST
OIL PAINTING SIGNED.

Stretched canvas.
The original oil painting 26″ x 19″ .
This painting is a puzzle, since it either precedes later
Vincent van Gogh style , or it’s contemporary to it. The oil painting came to me via Amsterdam Art Auction in the 1970s.

We know that Theo, his brother, was traveling to Paris, and sent hundreds of art postcards home. Vincent adopted many of the postcards styles . A well-known example is the medieval Japanese painting style, which Vincent adopted, and produced over a dozen paintings on Japanese themes.

The oil is signed EW. It’s well-known that Vincent van Gogh loved and appreciated Emil Waters’ works. But our painting is definitely not by Emil Waters. Unless somebody proves me wrong. 

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