Antoine Bouvard Snr. - Campo San Zanipolo
Antoine Bouvard Snr. (1882 - 1956)

Antoine Bouvard Senior is one of the most popular and prolific painters of Venetian scenes of the early 20th century, yet little is known of his life.

From the late 19th century, travel abroad to visit the sights of Europe was gaining popularity, particularly among the English and French gentry. High on the list of destinations was Venice. Paintings of the city became highly desirable and although Bouvard was based primarily in Paris, he identified this market and spent much of his time during the 1920s and 1930s working in Venice and selling his paintings through dealers in London and Paris.