Frank Wasley (1854 - 1930)

Venetian Canal Scene Sold

Pen and black ink and black and grey wash, with touches of watercolour and gouache.
Signed with initials FW in gouache at the lower left.
A study of a moonlit landscape with a tree in black and white chalk on grey paper, on the backing sheet.
Inscribed Venice FW on the backing sheet.
241 x 102 mm. (9 1/2 x 4 in.)


As the artist himself noted of his technique, ‘Where an effect is desired, either storm, repose, light, or shade, I rough in my darks, never sparing my medium – plenty of it on the paper. With the hand and ball of the thumb I work up the masses. With the exception of a leather stump and crumb of bread, nothing further is required.’


Venetian Canal Scene


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