The Latin subtitle of this work is the motto of the city state of Venice: ‘Peace be unto you, Mark my Evangelist.’ Sickert painted the basilica several times, concentrating on the structure and decorative mosaics. This piece is the largest of his basilica works, which he painted under different conditions. He may have been inspired by Monet’s Rouen Cathedral paintings.
Please note that the largest print size we are able to offer for this artwork is 60 x 80 cm.
Walter Richard Sickert
St Mark's, Venice (Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus)
FSC Certified paper and wood
Date of work
Original: St Mark's, Venice (Pax Tibi Marce Evangelista Meus) 1896 Oil paint on canvas 90.8 x 120 cm Tate. Bequeathed by General Sir Ian Hamilton GCB, GCMG, DSO 1949
Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942) was considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. He had a direct influence on the style and subject matter of artists in the Camden Town Group and the Euston Road School. Sickert’s active career as an artist lasted for nearly 60 years and his output was vast, including many domestic interiors, portraits, townscapes and theatrical subjects, later basing many of his paintings on photos. Also a writer and teacher, he was a proactive, political force in artistic circles. He was acknowledged as a catalyst for progress and modernity, yet someone who remained independent of groups, cliques and categories.