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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Francesco Zuccarelli
LANDSCAPE WITH A RIVER, A SHEPHERD, WASHERWOMEN AND A FISHERMAN ON THE BANK, A TOWN BEYOND LANDSCAPE WITH A PYRAMID BESIDE A RIVER AND A BRIDGE, WITH A DROVER, AND A LADY ON HORSEBACK PASSING A FAMILY ON THE BANK
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Francesco Zuccarelli
LANDSCAPE WITH A RIVER, A SHEPHERD, WASHERWOMEN AND A FISHERMAN ON THE BANK, A TOWN BEYOND LANDSCAPE WITH A PYRAMID BESIDE A RIVER AND A BRIDGE, WITH A DROVER, AND A LADY ON HORSEBACK PASSING A FAMILY ON THE BANK
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 81,250 GBP
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Details & Cataloguing

Francesco Zuccarelli
PITIGLIANO, UMBRIA 1702 - 1788 FLORENCE
LANDSCAPE WITH A RIVER, A SHEPHERD, WASHERWOMEN AND A FISHERMAN ON THE BANK, A TOWN BEYOND LANDSCAPE WITH A PYRAMID BESIDE A RIVER AND A BRIDGE, WITH A DROVER, AND A LADY ON HORSEBACK PASSING A FAMILY ON THE BANK
Quantity: 2
a pair, both oil on canvas, unframed
each: 72.6 x 111.7 cm.; 28 5/8  x 44 in.
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Provenance

Robert Francis St Clair-Erskine, 4th Earl of Rosslyn, (1833–90), Dysart, Fife, by at least 1883;
Anonymous sale ('The Property of a Gentleman'), London, Christie's, 29 January 1954, lot 168, for £3,500, to L. Koetser;
With Leonard Koetser, London.

Exhibited

Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, Loan exhibition of works by Old Masters and Scottish National Portraits, 1883, nos 193 and 194 (lent by the Earl of Rosslyn).

Literature

F. Spadotto, Francesco Zuccarelli, Milan 2007, p. 164, cat. nos 356 and 357, reproduced p. 328. figs 356 and 357.

Catalogue Note

Spadotto dates these luminous, fluid paintings to Zuccarelli's second sojourn in England, between 1765–1771. The pyramid in the latter work reflects a contemporary taste for eastern exoticism, which Zuccarelli had already explored in paintings executed during his first English period, such as the Pilgrimage of Mecca series, commissioned by Thomas Coke, 1st Earl of Leicester (1754–1842) for a set of tapestries, in which camels feature heavily. 

The present landscapes were clearly popular during Zuccarelli's own lifetime: two smaller autograph versions of the compositions, derived from the present prototypes, were formerly in the collection of Luciano Franchi, Meduna di Livenza, and were sold Paris, Artemesia, 24 June 2013, lot 48,1 and two replicas by Francesco Zucchi (1692–1764) also exist.2

1. 76 x 94 cm.; see Spadotto 2007, p. 164, under cat. nos 356 and 357, reproduced in colour p. 89, plates XXXVII and XXXVIII.
2. See A. Cassini, 'Calepino friulano', in Il Noncello. Rivista d'arte e di cultura, no. 63, pp. 133–178.

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