On the Grand Canal in Venice
  • Heinrich Schönfeld
  • Dresden 1809 - 1845 Munich
  • On the Grand Canal in Venice
  • Watercolour, partly heightened with white, on vellum
  • signed on the lower right: Schönfeld,
    signed on the verso: H. Schönfeld and inscribed:
    Canale grande S. Madonna della Salute. Venezia
  • 167 × 225 mm
Adolf Gruis, Berlin

After training as a painter at the Munich academy, Schönfeld studied architecture as well. He was later able to unite both dis- ciplines in his artistic practice and successfully devoted himself to theatrical and architectural painting. From his travels through Southern Europe there also exist several watercolors of city views, particularly distinguished by their attention to detail.