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Francesco Guardi
RECTO VUE DE LA FAÇADE DE SAINT-MARC DEPUIS L'ARCADE DE LA TOUR DE L'HORLOGE ; VERSO CROQUIS DE DIFFÉRENTS BÂTIMENTS AU BORD D'UN LAC ET UN BATEAU
FRANCESCO GUARDI; RECTO VIEW OF THE FAÇADE OF SAINT MARC FROM THE «ARCO» OF TORRE DELL'OROLOGIO, VERSO A SKETCH WITH BUILDINGS ALONG A LAKE, AND A BOAT; PEN AND BROWN INK (RECTO AND VERSO) AND BROWN WASH, SOME LATER; INSCRIBED ON THE VERSO IN PEN AND BROWN INK: DI NICCIERA.
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT
131
Francesco Guardi
RECTO VUE DE LA FAÇADE DE SAINT-MARC DEPUIS L'ARCADE DE LA TOUR DE L'HORLOGE ; VERSO CROQUIS DE DIFFÉRENTS BÂTIMENTS AU BORD D'UN LAC ET UN BATEAU
FRANCESCO GUARDI; RECTO VIEW OF THE FAÇADE OF SAINT MARC FROM THE «ARCO» OF TORRE DELL'OROLOGIO, VERSO A SKETCH WITH BUILDINGS ALONG A LAKE, AND A BOAT; PEN AND BROWN INK (RECTO AND VERSO) AND BROWN WASH, SOME LATER; INSCRIBED ON THE VERSO IN PEN AND BROWN INK: DI NICCIERA.
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Francesco Guardi
VENISE 1712 - 1793
RECTO VUE DE LA FAÇADE DE SAINT-MARC DEPUIS L'ARCADE DE LA TOUR DE L'HORLOGE ; VERSO CROQUIS DE DIFFÉRENTS BÂTIMENTS AU BORD D'UN LAC ET UN BATEAU
FRANCESCO GUARDI; RECTO VIEW OF THE FAÇADE OF SAINT MARC FROM THE «ARCO» OF TORRE DELL'OROLOGIO, VERSO A SKETCH WITH BUILDINGS ALONG A LAKE, AND A BOAT; PEN AND BROWN INK (RECTO AND VERSO) AND BROWN WASH, SOME LATER; INSCRIBED ON THE VERSO IN PEN AND BROWN INK: DI NICCIERA.
Inscrit au verso à la plume et encre brune di nicciera
Plume et encre brune (recto et verso) et lavis bruns, parfois postérieurs
241 x 193 mm ; 9 1/2 by 7 1/2 in
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Provenance

Vente Anonyme, Paris, 14 Novembre 1919, n°22;
Vente Anonyme, Paris, 14 Decembre 1949 (d'après une annotation sur le montage)

Catalogue Note

This attractive view, possibly from life, is enclosed by the archway of the Torre dell'Orologio, looking towards St. Mark, the Ducal Palace, and the Piazzetta, with in the distance the church of St. Giorgio Maggiore. It appears, that although Guardi did a number of paintings from the opposite side, therefore from the Piazzetta looking towards the Torre dell'Orologio, he has never painted this absolutely fascinating view.  This appears also to be the only known drawing of the subject.  Stylistically recto and verso seem to be late drawings by the artist.  A similar view to the recto of the present sheet, although with the archway exactly framing the view towards St. Mark, was painted by Canaletto and this painting is now in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.1 The verso, a quick sketch, executed solely in pen and inkdoes not relate to any known paintings or drawings, and the mountainous view, with a lake is not identifiable .

1. Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, inv. no II.193; W. G. Constable and J.G. Links, Canaletto, 2nd. ed. Oxford 1976, vol. II, p. 206, no 47, reproduced vol. I, pl. 19

Bacri frères Antiquaires, Paris – Collection Jacques Bacri

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