Burr Nicholls (American, 1848-1915) oil on canvas view of a Venetian doorway. Signed lower right. Wide giltwood frame with artist nameplate lower center. 19 1/2" x 15 1/2" sight, 30" x 26" framed. Biography (courtesy Askart): Burr H. Nichols was noted for his scenes of Venice and other landscapes, as well as genre paintings. He studied in Buffalo, New York and in Paris with Charles Carolus-Duran. He spent time at the art colony of Pont-Aven with fellow Buffalo native and ex-patriot artist, Frank Penfold. Nicholls was a member of the Buffalo Society of Art and exhibited at the Brooklyn Art Association (1871-73, 1879, 1882, 1884 and 1891), National Academy of Design (1873-95), Paris Salon (1880-82), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (1882-95), Art Institute of Chicago (1888-89, and 1894) and the Boston Art Club (1891-95). His work is in the collections of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Heckscher Museum on Long Island and the Burchfield-Penney Art Center in Buffalo, New York. CONDITION: Canvas in overall very good condition with light grime and a few pinpoint spots fluorescing under blacklight along right center edge. Frame has been repainted and has a significant amount of losses to carving.
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