Jane Vivian

British, (fl. 1869-1877)
La Scuola Grande di San Marco, Venice
Oil on canvas, signed

Jane Vivian was the daughter of James Vivian de Fleury (fl.1847-1868), a painter of landscapes and coastal scenes. She lived in London and was probably taught by her father who influenced her style and topographical subject matter. She travelled widely most likely with her father across Europe but seems to have spent a lot of time in Italy especially Venice where she produced many views of the famous city. After living in London she moved with her father to an address in Islington Row in Birmingham, around 1880.

She exhibited works at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and also at the Birmingham Society between 1892-1893. Although she also painted riverscapes and lake views of other European cities such as Bruges and Rouen, it is for her Venetian scenes that she is perhaps best known.

A number of her works can be found at the Croydon Art Collection, Shipley Art Gallery, Newstead Abbey, Haworth Art Gallery, North Down Borough Council and Oldham Gallery.

Presentation The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
Condition As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and revarnished.
Image Size 17.5 inches x 31.5 inches (44.5cm x 80cm)
Framed Size 24.75 inches x 38.75 inches (63cm x 98.5cm)