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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Michele Marieschi
AN ARCHITECTURAL CAPRICCIO WITH A RIVER AND A GOTHIC TEMPLE
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Michele Marieschi
AN ARCHITECTURAL CAPRICCIO WITH A RIVER AND A GOTHIC TEMPLE
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Michele Marieschi
VENICE 1710 - 1743
AN ARCHITECTURAL CAPRICCIO WITH A RIVER AND A GOTHIC TEMPLE

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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