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542

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Martín Rico y Ortega
SPANISH
VENETIAN CANAL, SAN VIDAL IN THE DISTANCE 
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
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542

PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Martín Rico y Ortega
SPANISH
VENETIAN CANAL, SAN VIDAL IN THE DISTANCE 
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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New York

Martín Rico y Ortega
1833 - 1908
SPANISH
VENETIAN CANAL, SAN VIDAL IN THE DISTANCE 
signed Rico (lower right)
oil on canvas 
28 1/4 by 18 5/8 in.
71.8 by 47.3
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We would like to thank Madame Claude Rico Robert for kindly confirming the authenticity of this lot. 

Provenance

Montgomery Gallery, San Francisco 
Sale: Sotheby's, New York, May 7, 1998, lot 185, illustrated 
Acquired at the above sale 

Literature

Javier Barón, ed., Impressions of Europe: Nineteenth-Century Vistas by Martín Rico, exh. cat., Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid; Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, October 30, 2012-July 7, 2013, p. 242, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Martín Rico y Ortega, while Spanish by birth, was drawn to Venice as generations of tourists have been since the advent of the Grand Tour. Between 1873 and his death in 1908, Rico painted in Venice nearly every summer. He was constantly searching for the best vantage points for his compositions, and he often painted from bridges and gondolas. 

The present lot, which has been dated to circa 1905, is one of Rico's late works. Standing resolute in the background with its fluted Corinthian columns and campanile with pyramidal spire is the Church of San Vidal, located off the Grand Canal in the sestiere of San Marco near the Ponte dell'Accademia, where Rico frequently painted during his late period. The Church of San Vidal can be found in a number of compositions by the artist in the last three years of his life.

19th Century European Art

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New York