View of Venice by Bonington Acquired by the Kimbell Art Museum

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FORT WORTH, TX.- The Kimbell Art Museum has added to its collection an exquisite oil sketch by the British artist Richard Parkes Bonington (1802–1828), “The Grand Canal, Venice, Looking Toward the Rialto”, painted on the spot in 1826. Its purchase was announced today by the Kimbell’s director, Dr. Eric M. Lee. Dr. Lee commented: “The opportunity to acquire one of Bonington’s beautiful oil sketches of Venice is extremely rare. Only eight are known, four of which were already in museum collections before the present one was acquired by the