St John’s, Newfoundland 1950’s Painting
St John’s, Newfoundland (Canada) Painting 1950’s
Depiction of Italian explorer John Cabot arriving in St. John’s.
Unique & Insane work of art, now available for sale. Anonymous painter, scene depicting St John’s, Newfoundland sea port.
Acrylic on wood panel. Measuring a killer 83” wide x 64” height.
Have sold another similar work at auction in Toronto.
Perfect for bar & restaurant. Asking $1850.
John Cabot in traditional Venetian garb by Giustino Menescardi (1762). A mural painting in the Sala dello Scudo in the Palazzo Ducale, Venice.
Born c. 1450
Either Castiglione Chiavarese, Republic of Genoa
or Gaeta, Kingdom of Naples
Died c. 1498 or 1500
Other names Giovanni Caboto, Zuan Chabotto, Giovanni Chabotte, Juan Caboto, Jean Caboto
Occupation Maritime explorer
Known for first European since the Vikings to explore the mainland of North America
Children Ludovico, Sebastian, and Sancto John Cabot (Italian: Giovanni Caboto, Venetian: Zuan Chabotto; c. 1450 – c. 1500) was a Genoese navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of parts of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is commonly held to have been the first European exploration of the mainland of North America since the Norse Vikings’ visits to Vinland(pronounced Winland ) in the eleventh century. To mark the Canadian celebration of the 500th anniversary of Cabot’s expedition, the Canadian and British governments have both accepted a widely held conclusion that the landing site was at Cape Bonavista, Newfoundland. However, alternative theories have also been proposed.