In May, 1969 Alicia traveled to Europe and spent one month exploring Italy and particularly Venice. She travelled by herself and stayed at the Londra Palace Hotel. This beautiful hotel sits on the famous St. Marco Canal with its many gondolas and sailboats passing by. One of the hotel’s most famous guests was the Russian composer Tchaikovsky who stayed here in December 1877. In room 106 he composed the first three movements of Symphony No. 4, originally entitled ‘Do Leoni’. Directly in front of the Londra Palace Hotel is the Victor Emmanuel II Statue. Victor Emmanuel II (1820-1878) was the irst king (1861-1878) of united Italy and last king of Piedmont-Sardinia (1849-1861). While sitting on her second story hotel balcony, Alicia sketched this compelling Venice scene illustrating the people and views of Venice.
About the Artist - Alicia J. Stonebreaker, (1925 - 1976):
Our on line gallery is dedicated to Alicia's love and devotion of painting, drawing, teaching, and her zest for life. She was a devoted Mother and Wife that was loved by many, many people. We have a detailed biography of Alicia's life and influences if you are interested in learning more about Alicia.
About Our Prints
The giclée prints are produced on high quality archival materials: Breathing Color Elegance Velvet Platinum Fine Art Paper - A 310gsm, bright white, fine art paper with a lightly textured vellum surface; a 100% cotton fiber paper offering a better color gamut and D-Max than any other velvet surface paper on the market.
Stretched Canvas Prints
We offer 3/4" solid hardwood stretcher bars with back staple. Prints are on Breathing Color Chromata white , acid free, cotton-poly blend matte artist stretch canvas. All stretched prints are protected with a matte finish archival UV varnish. If you prefer semi gloss or gloss please let us know.
Matting and Framing
If you prefer to have your giclée print framed and matted by our Gallery please let us know. We will provide you with a fair price and adjust the shipping charges to reflect the mat, frame, and glass. We would be pleased to perform this work for you.
The original painting is in a private collection