James Salt (British 1850-1903)

  • Sold

James Salt (British 1850-1903)

A Venetian Capriccio

Oil on Canvas

  • Signed lower right.
  • Provenance; Sotheby's London, 3rd November 1993, Lot 16 as one of a pair.
  • Similar listed to $14,000.00 USD at auction.
  • Painting - 91.5cm x 71cm
  • Frame - 129cm x 109cm 


A superb large example of the work of highly regarded 19th century British artist and specialist painter of Venetian capriccios James Salt.  The painting has a wonderful provenance having been sold as a pair by Sotheby's in 1993 for £3,680 for the pair - over £9,000 in modern terms relative to average earnings.  Signed lower right.


In very fine condition.  The canvas not lined, torn, patched or repaired.  Clean, most attractive, well framed and ready to hang.  Presented in what is presumably its original frame.

Artist Information

James Salt was an English artist.  He specialized in capriccio paintings, specifically capturing imagined views of Venice in oils but with a gentle colouring and atmospheric feel. He was quite prolific but not a lot known about him.