Item NMC/1511 - The Guidecca, Venice

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The Guidecca, Venice


  • 1951 (Creation)

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View over the canal. Signed: "Fyffe Christie '51" (in ink), bottom right.

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Fyffe Christie was a student at The Glasgow School of Art from 1946-1951, under muralist Walter Pritchard. He was a teacher at Barking Abbey Comprehensive School, Barking in the later years of his life. Christie had a good career as an artist, perhaps most famous for his murals and work in Scotland. He followed the artistic developments of European Modernism closely - it is easy to see the influence of painters like Matisse and Cezanne on his later works.

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Gift of artist's widow, Eleanor Christie-Chatterley, November 2013.

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Black ink and wash on paper Signed: Fyffe Christie '51 (ink, b.r.)

Dimensions: 479 x 332 mm

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