събота, 13 август 2011 г.

Louis Aston Knight amava dipingere l'acqua


  
Rio de le Becarie (sullo sfondo Ponte de la Furatola), Sotoportego Salviati dove era il banco Salviati dove lavorava Pietro Bonaventuri con il quale Bianca Cappello fugì da Venezia. Louis Aston Knight dipinse questo quadro dalle finestre del palazzo Cappello


Louis Aston Knight (1873–1948) was a French-born American artist noted for his paintings of landscapes. One of his paintings, The Afterglow was purchased by U.S. President Warren G. Harding in 1922 to hang in the White House.

Aston Knight, the son of Daniel Ridgway Knight, was born in Paris in 1873. He was raised in Europe and received is early training with his father and later continued his studies with Tony Robert-Fleury and Jules Lefebvre.

Aston Knight exhibited his first work at the Paris Salon in 1894 and continued exhibiting there throughout his lifetime. His favorite subject matter were the cottages and gardens in the towns surrounding his home in Beaumont-le-Roger.

He married Caroline Ridgeway Brewster at the home of State Senator Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, Sr. in Raritan, New Jersey in 1907, and was promoted to officer of the Légion d'honneur, the highest decoration in France, in 1927

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