Catalogue entry

N05067 THE BLUE NIGHT, VENICE 1897

Inscr. ‘Arthur Melville. 97.’ b.l.
Watercolour, 34×24 (86×61).
Presented by W. Graham Robertson, 1940.
Coll: Mrs Arthur Melville; W. Graham Robertson, 1906.
Exh: R.W.S., 1898 (118), as ‘A Venetian Night’; R.S.A., 1905 (69); R.I., 1906 (49), Newcastle, 1906 (47), Nottingham, 1907 (11), and Dublin 1907 (454); Franco-British Exhibition, Fine Arts Palace, Shepherd's Bush, 1908 (448).
Lit: T. Martin Wood, ‘The Art of the late Arthur Melville, R.W.S., A.R.S.A.’ in Studio, XXXVII, 1906, p.288; Feddon and Long, 1924, pp.44 and 59; W. Graham Robertson, Time Was, 1931, p.284; Mackay, 1951, pp.107, 117 and 127.

A nocturnal impression of the Piazza San Marco, Venice.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II