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Paintings and Etchings by D. Y. Cameron

The Courtyard, Venice

Period:
20th Century
Description:
This painting is dated 1915 but it is unlikely that Cameron was in Italy that year since it was wartime. He is known to have visited Venice on at least two separate visits previous to the outbreak of war and this painting may have been worked up from watercolour sketches made on these visits.

The bright colours of this Venetian scene were a new departure for Cameron. Up until this time he had tended to work with rather muted , cool colours. From 1915 onwards, his palette took on some richer tones.

In 1917 Cameron travelled to France as a war artist commissioned with recording the activities of the Canadian Expeditionary Force on the Western Front.

Materials/Media:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
44cm x 34cm
Source:
Gracefield Arts Centre
Accession number:
38D
Digital Number:
GCFA054n
Creation Date:
1915
Copyright:
Dumfries & Galloway Council