From a vantage point to the east, one looks across the Bacino di San Marco toward Santa Maria della Salute on the left and to the Ducal Palace and Campanile on the right. Moored fishing boats occupy the foreground.

Félix Ziem was active in the Paris Salon in 1849. He was influenced by the Barbizon school and acquired their naturalistic approach.


  • Title: Venice, Midday
  • Creator: Félix François Georges Philibert Ziem (French, 1821-1911)
  • Date Created: 1868
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Félix François Georges Philibert Ziem (French, 1821-1911)
  • Provenance: William T. Walters, Baltimore, between 1878 and 1884, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
  • Object Type: oil paintings; panel paintings
  • Medium: oil on panel
  • Inscriptions: [Signature] In dark brown at lower right: Ziem; [Date] In dark brown at lower right: 68
  • Exhibitions: From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2016.
  • Dimensions: H: 16 5/8 x W: 23 3/8 in. (42.23 x 59.4 cm)
  • Credit Line: Acquired by William T. Walters, between 1878 and 1884
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.167

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