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Ippolito Caffi
ROME, A VIEW OF SAINT PETER'S BASILICA AND SQUARE WITH CROWDS AWAITING A PAPAL AUDIENCE
Estimación
120.000180.000
Lote. Vendido 382,000 USD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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Ippolito Caffi
ROME, A VIEW OF SAINT PETER'S BASILICA AND SQUARE WITH CROWDS AWAITING A PAPAL AUDIENCE
Estimación
120.000180.000
Lote. Vendido 382,000 USD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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The Road to Rome: Property from a Distinguished Italian Private Collection, Part I

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Ippolito Caffi
BELLUNO 1809 - 1866 LISSA
ROME, A VIEW OF SAINT PETER'S BASILICA AND SQUARE WITH CROWDS AWAITING A PAPAL AUDIENCE
signed lower left: CAFFI.
inscribed on the reverse of the canvas: IP. CAFFI. a roma 1845
oil on canvas
21 1/4  by 33 3/4  in.; 53.9 by 85.8 cm.
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Procedencia

With Galleria Cesare Lampronti, Rome;
From whom acquired in 2007.

Nota del catálogo

Ippolito Caffi (fig. 1) was the greatest Italian vedutista of the first half of the nineteenth century. He attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, studying under Teodoro Matteini, Francesco Bagnara, and Tranquillo Orsi, before establishing himself as the artistic heir of Canaletto. His views are distinguished by his virtuoso command of spatial construction (in 1835 he published a textbook on perspective, Lezioni di prospettiva pratica, with Antonio Bianchini) and by his striking observation of the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. 

Caffi was from Belluno, a city to the north of Venice. Like many of the tourists who made their way to Italy, he traveled extensively around the country and beyond, visiting Greece, Syria, Turkey and Egypt. Each place he visited was depicted with the same respect and sense of wonder. In the present painting, the majesty of Piazza San Pietro afforded Caffi the perfect setting to create an impressive stage which he populates with spirited but small and economically rendered figures which are dwarfed by their surroundings. The warm light which bathes the sky and the buildings is typical of his work and captures the glory of the city. 

The Road to Rome: Property from a Distinguished Italian Private Collection, Part I

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New York