Andrew Fisher Bunner (New York/Italy, 1841-1897) oil on canvas painting titled "Venice – San Giorgio Maggiore at Sunset," depicting several boats sailing in the lagoons around the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in the glow of the late afternoon sky. Signed "A.F. Bunner" lower left. Title with additional signature, en verso of canvas. Housed in a modeled giltwood frame with reeded, bead course, and lamb's tongue motifs with off white linen liner. Sight – 17 5/8" H x 33 1/2" W. Framed – 24 3/4" H x 40 3/4" W. Provenance: Estate of Carl Klein, Brentwood, TN. Biography: Andrew Fisher Bunner was born in 1841 in New York City. He studied extensively in France, Holland, Germany, and Italy, especially Venice, where he lived from 1883-1886. He exhibited every year 1865-1896 at the National Academy of Design, most years at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (1877-1890), and frequently at the Boston Art Club and the Brooklyn Art Association as well as the Paris Salon, 1878. Elected to Associate of the National Academy in 1880, Bunner might well have become a full member except for his relatively early death at age 56 in 1897. (source: Peter Hastings Falk, editor, "Who Was Who in American Art."). CONDITION: Overall good condition with craquelure, buckling to left side of canvas. Area of impact crackle lower center. 1" x 5 1/4" whitish area to title en verso of canvas does not appear to be indicative of any repaired damage.
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