MARTÍN RICO Y ORTEGA
1833 - 1908
RIO DI SAN BARNABA, VENICE
signed RICO (center left)
oil on canvas
26½ by 20¾ in.
67.3 by 52.7 cm
Lined. The surface presents well and appears clean and fresh. There is some faint frame abrasion visible along the upper and left edges. Under UV: a few minor dots of inpainting are scattered along the top edge. Some scattered, older dots of fluorescence are visible in the sky.
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Sale: Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, February 24, 1938, lot 9, illustrated
Helen L. Wilson (and sold, her estate, Sotheby's, New York, May 14, 1976, lot 205, illustrated)
Acquired circa 1995
A native of Spain, Martín Rico y Ortega was captivated by Venice and dedicated his oeuvre to recording its architecture, people and daily life. The present lot, set on the Rio di San Barnaba, features the Chiesa di San Barnaba in the foreground with Santa Maria dei Carmini beyond.