John Singer Sargent
Sortie de l'eglise,
Campo San Canciano, Venice
This painting, along with Street in Venice, was exhibited at
the Societe internationale ce peintres et sculpteurs in
Paris, December 1882. Campo San Canciano is a small square in Venice.
"Sargent's vision of Venice is a decidedly female one. When men do appear in his pictures, they are cast in subserviant roles as admirers and companions. It is women who appear to do the work and effect the social bonding."
Richard Ormond, page 78,
John Singer Sargent, Princeton University Press, 1998.