An oil on canvas Venetian painting by American artist Lucien Whiting Powell. This work is a very fine example of Powell's artistic hand depicting a Venetian canal, his most notable subject matter. The waterway is illuminated by the early morning sunrise. Gondola's are seen at seashore docks being prepared for a day of commuting. The background depicts the Santa Maria Della cathedral with a sailboat highlighted by the bright orange warm sun. The artist affectively reflects the surrounding architecture off the surface of the water. The work is signed lower left and retains the original frame and name plaque.Oil on canvas measures 24" by 36", overall framed 36" by 48".