{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 4809, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/4809", "Disp_Access_No" : "1955.180", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 1760-1771", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1760", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1771", "Disp_Title" : "The Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice, Looking West", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "William James", "Sort_Artist" : "James, William", "Disp_Dimen" : "25 3/4 x 40 in. (65.4 x 101.6 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "25 3/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "40 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Oil", "Support" : "canvas", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on canvas", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The waterfront promenade of the Riva degli Schiavoni, or River of the Slavs, has long been one of the most picturesque and popular in Venice. Paintings by the great Canaletto and his British followers like William James show the bustling of gondolas, sailing boats and barges; the promenade itself is equally lively with travelers, merchants and townspeople actively engaged in both commerce and recreation. [Gallery label text, 2008]", "Dedication" : "Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Field", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Painting", "Creation_Place2" : "British", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "1955 - The painting was given to the Gallery as a Canaletto (certified by the Gallery it was purchased from, Howard Young Galleries, and endorsed by Dr. W. R. Valentiner). 1970 – note to file from Harris Prior, Memorial Art Gallery Director, “The young gentleman, David Posnett, from the Leger Galleries in London was here last winter. He looked at our Canaletto and immediately said that it is by William James, an English associate of Canaletto.” In addition, there are numerous references throughout the file about scholars viewing the painting and finding the early attribution to Canaletto dubious due to the style. Unfortunately, not all previous curators were fanatical about documenting such information, so we do not know exact names. Since then there have been numerous William James’ views of Venice that have been compared to the MAG painting (photocopies in file) and have been found to have a similar style. James flourished between 1760 and 1771, hence our dating for the painting. An identical painting hangs at the Sir John Soane Museum in London.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/55.180_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/55.180_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/55.180_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/55.180_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "26217", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Note that master image includes frame; it has been cropped out for this view.", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/55.180_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/55.180_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/55.180_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/55.180_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "27901", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }