Lot 36
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MICHELE MARIESCHI | An architectural capriccio with a river and a gothic temple

Estimate
100,000 - 150,000 GBP
Sold
112,500 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • An architectural capriccio with a river and a gothic temple
  • oil on canvas, unlined

Provenance

Anonymous sale, Christie's, New York, 24 January 2003, lot 168, where acquired by the present collector for $210,000.

Literature

D. Succi, Marieschi, opera completa, Pordenone 2016, p. 348, no. 158, reproduced in colour p. 347, fig. 158.

Catalogue Note

The presence of a high-arched building in the left foreground which dominates the rest of the design is a recurring feature in Marieschi's capricci, as is the timelessness of the buildings, which contrast with the animated figures spread throughout the scene. The arched cloud formation is also found in a capriccio sold in these Rooms, 7 July 2010, lot 46, for £150,000 (fig. 1). The small gothic temple in the centre appears in another capriccio formerly with Galerie Ribolzi.1 At the time of the 2003 sale, Succi dated the present work to 1736–37.

1 Succi 2016, pp. 372–73, cat. no. 189, reproduced in colour.

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