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An enchanting 20th Century scene of gondolas on the Grand Canal

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An enchanting 20th Century scene  of gondolas on the  Grand Canal. 

Artist : Sydney Foley.  (1916-2001)

Title: Grand Canal from the Milo

Watercolour on paper framed and glazed in a good quality frame 

Size 32 x 58cm

Signed lower right 

Gallery Labels to verso

Sydney Foley was born in Tottenham in 1916 and educated locally. He started painting at Tottenham County School from where he won a “Saturday Morning Scholarship” at Hornsey School of Art. An artist with a wide-ranging interest in drawing and painting in all the traditional media, he worked mostly in plein-air painting. He exhibited regularly with several of the London-based societies and was a member and Past President of the Wapping Group, the United Society of Artists, the London Sketch Club, the Artists Society, the Langham Sketching Club, the RWS Club and he was President of the Walton Art Club. He also showed at the RSMA of which he was an elected Fellow.

Although much of Foley's painting was on the Thames and River Medway, he also worked elsewhere in Britain and in France and Venice, the last of which he visited each year. He had many solo and joint exhibitions and among his prizes was a Stanley Grimm Prize of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. An example of his work is in the collection of the National Maritime Museum.