Description: FELIX ZIEM (FRENCH, 1821-1911)
VUE DE VENISE
Oil on board: 19 x 13 1/4 in.
Framed; verso with paper label and red wax seal with an impressed ‘Z’
Provenance: Purchased in 1910 and by descent to present owner
Félix Ziem (26 February 1821 – 10 November 1911) was a French painter in the style of the Barbizon School, who also produced some Orientalist works.
Ziem’s works were first exhibited in 1849 at the Paris Salon, and Ziem remained a regular exhibitor there for many years. He also traveled extensively throughout Europe and in 1860 moved to Montmartre, the artistic quarter of the city of Paris. Financially successful, he was known to assist struggling young artists.
In 1857, the government of France recognized his contribution to the art world by making him a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor.
Félix Ziem died in 1911 and was interred in the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
Museum collections featuring works by this artist include:
Louvre Museum in Paris
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York