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Marco Ricci
ELEGANT COMPANY IN A PARK: A FOUNTAIN TO THE RIGHT FOREGROUND AND A PALLADIAN BUILDING IN THE BACKGROUND
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
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Marco Ricci
ELEGANT COMPANY IN A PARK: A FOUNTAIN TO THE RIGHT FOREGROUND AND A PALLADIAN BUILDING IN THE BACKGROUND
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Marco Ricci
BELLUNO 1676 - 1730 VENICE
ELEGANT COMPANY IN A PARK: A FOUNTAIN TO THE RIGHT FOREGROUND AND A PALLADIAN BUILDING IN THE BACKGROUND
Tempera on kidskin laid down on canvas, stretched on a wooden panel
291 by 404 mm
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Catalogue Note

The elegant female figures in the centre, and the Palladian folly in the background suggest that this tempera may date from Marco Ricci's English period.  The composition can be compared with paintings dating from this period, between 1708 and 1716, before the artist's return to Venice.  See for instance the oil painting in the collection at Castle Howard, A view of a palace: The Orleans House at Twickenham.1

Marco Ricci was brought to England with Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini by Lord Manchester for the purpose of designing scenery for Italian Opera, at the King's Theatre, Haymarket.

1. Castle Howard, inv. no. PO 0597; Marco Ricci e il paesaggio Veneto del Settecento, exhib. cat., Belluno, Palazzo Crepadona, 1993, pp. 193, 196, reproduced p. 194

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