Pollock Sinclair Nisbet – Market in Chioggia, Venice ca.1874-80


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Oil on panel, signed P. S. Nisbet (lower right). Until a suitable frame is found this price does not include a frame.

Panel: 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (17.4 x 25.2 cm.)


Chioggia is a seaside town south of Venice, Italy. Begun on June 17, 1852, the weekly market is still today one of the largest and best-known markets in the whole of Veneto, as well as an integral part of tradition in the region.


Nisbet, Pollock Sinclair (Scottish, 1848-1922)

Pollock Sinclair Nisbet (1848 - 1922). Born in Edinburgh, 18 October. Painter in oil and watercolour of townscapes and coastal scenes, landscapes, and architectural subjects. Elder brother of Robert Buchan Nisbet. He was educated at the Edinburgh Institution, having started at a lawyers office. He was a pupil of Horatio McCulloch. He also travelled extensively in Italy, Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Spain, also Holland and Belgium. His Scottish landscapes are rather formally handled and conventionally composed. His best and most characteristic works are his paintings of marketplaces and the characteristic buildings of Italy, Morocco and Spain. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Society of Watercolour Painters, Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, Aberdeen Artists Society, the Royal Hibernian Academy, and the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. He died in Edinburgh, 28th December.