About this artwork

This view across the Grand Canal in Venice shows the Palace of the Doge on the extreme right, with Santa Maria della Salute and the Customs House towards the centre. The view is taken from a terrace with an open balustrade, and in the water there are sailing boats and numerous gondolas moored at a pier. Mackie liked to paint at times of day when light was changing, and here the sunset is casting strong shadows on the buildings in the distance. Interestingly he chose to sign this painting twice – once on the balustrade to the left, and another time more faintly in the central foreground.

Charles Hodge Mackie

Charles Hodge Mackie