Landscape Watercolour Sailing Ships "Lake Bled" Julian Alp Slovenia
1 Decorative Art Continental School Landscape Watercolour Sailing Ships "Lake Bled" Julian Alps Slovenia.
Subject Lake Bled having such beautiful deep perspective, in the foreground to the right figures in a boat rowing, further back sailing boats , in the centre a Church with a tall tower, with further buildings to the left, in the background imposing views of the Julian Alps.
Watercolour on paper with glass protective cover.
Circa beginning of the 20th century.
Set in a later traditional gilt frame.
Unsigned, Contenental School Artist.
Lake Bled (Slovene: Blejsko jezero; German: Bleder See, Veldeser See) is a lake in the Julian Alps of the Upper Carniolan region of northwestern Slovenia, where it adjoins the town of Bled. The area is a tourist destination. Lake Bled is 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Lesce-Bled train station.
The lake surrounds Bled Island (Blejski otok). The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary (Cerkev Marijinega vnebovzetja), built in its current form near the end of the 17th century, and decorated with remains of Gothic frescos from around 1470 in the presbyterium and rich Baroque equipment.
The church has a 52 m (171 ft) tower and there is a Baroque stairway dating from 1655 with 99 stone steps leading up to the building. The church is frequently visited and weddings are held there regularly. Traditionally it is considered good luck for the groom to carry his bride up the steps on the day of their wedding before ringing the bell and making a wish inside the church.
Provenance bought from a fine art sale label verso.
Ready for immediate home wall display with hanging thread on the back.
Reference sources wikipedia.
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The front painting surface has noticable foxing staining in places commensurate with usage & age. The frame has some wear, scuffs, scratches commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
W: 76cm (29.9")H: 55cm (21.7")D: 2.5cm (1")
Early 20th Century