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Venetian Canal Scenes, a pair.~ Francesco Guardi /Style


Venetian Canal Scenes, a pair.~ Francesco Guardi /Style


Title: Venetian Canal Scenes, a pair.

~ San Giorgio Maggiore from the Bacino di San Marco

~ Santa Maria della Salute from the Grand Canal

Artist: Francesco Guardi, Style of (1712-1793)
Detail: Oils on canvas: 13 X 18 ¼ in. Frame: 18 ½ x 23 ½ in. Late 18th /early 19th  century
Price: £12,800 (pair)
Location: Please refer



Artist Biography


Francesco Guardi was an Italian painter of veduta, nobleman, and a member of the Venetian School.


He was born in Venice in 1712, the son of a minor painter, Domenico Guardi, and went on to become, after Canaletto, the main painter of views of Venice in the 18th century.


His early figurative paintings were carried out in association with his brother, Gian Antonio, but in about 1760 Guardi turned to view painting, recording both the architecture of the city and the celebrations of its inhabitants in interior and exterior scenes. These works brought him great success. The earliest of these show the influence of Canaletto, but he gradually adopted a looser style characterized by spirited brush-strokes and freely imagined architecture.

Gallery note: This very good pair of Venetian scenes in the style of Francesco Guardi, were painted by a highly talented Venetian artist who was familiar with the views and style of the master. The pair can be dated to the late 18th/early 19th century.

Both relined by our gallery on new support canvases, professionally cleaned and restored.


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