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Ippolito Caffi
VENICE, A VIEW OF THE CITY UNDER SNOW WITH THE CHURCH OF THE SALUTE
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Ippolito Caffi
VENICE, A VIEW OF THE CITY UNDER SNOW WITH THE CHURCH OF THE SALUTE
Stima
150.000200.000
Lotto. Venduto 460,000 USD (Prezzo di aggiudicazione con commissione d'acquisto)
VAI AL LOTTO

Details & Cataloguing

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

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Ippolito Caffi
BELLUNO 1809 - 1866 VIS, CROATIA
VENICE, A VIEW OF THE CITY UNDER SNOW WITH THE CHURCH OF THE SALUTE
signed and dated lower left: Caffi. 1852
oil on canvas
22 1/8  by 28 1/2  in.; 56.2 by 72.5 cm.
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Provenienza(e)

Viancini collection, Venice;
Private collection, Padua;
With Cocozza, Venice;
From whom acquired in 2005.

Esposizione

Belluno, Palazzo Crepadona; Rome, Museo di Roma, Caffi. Luci del Mediterraneo, 1 October 2005 – 2 May 2006, no. 16.

Bibliografia

A. Scarpa (ed.), Caffi. Luci del Mediterraneo, exhibition catalogue, Milan 2005, p. 261-2, cat. no 16, reproduced in color p. 118.

Nota a catalogo

Under a heavy air and through a veiled light, Caffi captures the full scale and physicality of the church of the Salute, one of the great landmarks of Venice. Under the white snow the city is quiet and serene, with specks of precipitation scattered throughout, their sparkling reflections cutting through the fog. At the center of the design, behind the galley, the Dogana can just be made out through the fog. The low vantage point is taken from just above the water line and allows the artist to magnify the towering presence of the snow-capped cupola of the church. Like his forerunner Canaletto, Caffi is meticulous in his rendering of architecture, sparing few details in depicting the white-lined tiles and window sills. His approach is more poetic than Canaletto's though, and the painting should be considered a tour-de-force in the study of atmosphere, as well as a depiction of such a rare meteorological event as the presence of snow in the city.

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

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New York