John Singer Sargent in Venice

Palazzo Labia and San Geremia, Venice. John Singer Sargent 1913 

This viewpoint of the Palazzo Labia and San Geremia is looking to the northwest at the convergence of the Grand Canal and the Cannaregio Canal.

Gondoliers’ Siesta, John Singer Sargent. 1904

 John Singer Sargent painted hundreds of watercolors of Venice – many from the perspective of a gondola on the canal. 

Venetian Canal, John Singer Sargent 1913

In his 69 years of life,  Sargent painted over 2,000 watercolors, roving from Venice to the Tyrol, Corfu, the Middle East, to Montana, Maine, Florida and the English countryside.  I love his watercolors. I think I’ll send myself postcards from his different locales every now and again.