Oil on canvas; signed, inscribed 'Venice' and dated 91.
16 x 24 inches
While her husband, Richard Henry Wright, was described as ‘one of the supreme masters of water colours’ (Cambridge Daily News, 1939), Catherine Wood, an accomplished artist, was less well known. In the beginning of the 1890s, both she and Wright travelled to ‘Siena and other Italian cities’ (Dover Express, 1893), including Venice, where she painted this picture. Upon Wood’s return to London in 1893, one newspaper eagerly anticipated viewing ‘the fruits’ of Wood’s trip, for as a painter of still life, she ‘has no English, and few living European, rivals’ (Dover Express). This picture was exhibited at the 1893 exhibition held by the Society of Women Artists.