BERGHE, Charles-Auguste van den
(b. 1798, Beauvais, d. 1853, Paris)

View of the Dogana in Venice

Oil on canvas, 46 x 38 cm
Private collection

Charles-Auguste van den Berghe spent several years in Rome, producing views of the city under the tutelage of Pierre-Narcisse Guérin which proved popular in his native France. Upon his return to Paris in 1833, van den Berghe was to exhibit this atmospheric Venetian view, showing the Dogana seen through a large doorway, among his other paintings at the Salon.