The Coliseum by Moonlight
This work is currently (July 2012) on view in in the main hall, Southampton Art Gallery so go and see what a marvellous work this is. When it was last on display there during the summer of 2007 some of the comments from visitors included;
The impressive painting The Coliseum by Moonlight was bequeathed to the people of Southampton by William Burrough Hill in the 1930's. He privately produced his own pamphlet, ‘An Appreciation of the Coliseum at Rome by Moonlight’, which begins:
‘The genius of his day, Bridell was one of Southampton’s greatest artists. The words “born artist” describe him truthfully and essentially, for he was one of the most spontaneous artists that ever lived..conventional models had no attraction for him..it was to nature that he went direct for his subjects – storm-driven clouds, a moon-lit ruin, or the midnight sun..’
|Olive Groves at Varenna||Travelleres by a lake - courtesy of Tilman Bohm, Gottingen|
|Fisherman's House||Pine Trees at Castel Fusano|
A large painting by Bridell, 7' 8" x 5' 3" appeared at auction in Florence on 16/12/2009, lot 320. Sale price was USD 75,000.