Edward John Poynter, 'Santa Maria della Salute

Edward John Poynter, 'Santa Maria della Salute

Edward John Poynter (1836-1919)
'Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, by Moonlight'
Signed and dated 1863
Watercolour
Museum no. 422-1891

Italy was a source of great inspiration for painters of nocturnal city scenes. Venice in particular, with its many canals, encouraged artists to explore the effects of watery reflections.