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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Martín Rico
SPANISH
A VENETIAN CANAL
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Martín Rico
SPANISH
A VENETIAN CANAL
Estimate
25,00035,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Martín Rico
1833 - 1908
SPANISH
A VENETIAN CANAL
signed Rico lower right
oil on canvas
46.5 by 73.5 cm., 18¼ by 29in.
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Provenance

Private collection (sale: American Art Association, New York, 20-21 February 1924, lot 167)
Acquired by the present owner in the 1970s

Catalogue Note

Rico made his name and fortune capturing Venice's elegant architecture and magical setting, his works celebrating the grand facades of the city's most majestic structures along the Grand Canal and its surrounding waterways. He first travelled to Italy in 1872 in the company of the painter Mariano Fortuny. His fascination with light soon led Rico to Venice where he quickly established himself as a hugely able painter of the city's finest views, in what was a very competitive genre. In 1878 he exhibited over sixteen of his Venetian vistas at the Exposition Universelle in Paris. Awarded highest honours and the Légion d'honneur, such critical success afforded him financial security, and allowed him to spend virtually every summer in Venice thereafter. There he would rent a palazzo and work from a floating studio installed on a gondola, sketching the buildings and bridges from the water. 

19th Century European Paintings

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London