ANTONIETTA BRANDEIS | PIAZZA SAN MARCO WITH THE PALAZZO DUCALE AND CAMPANILE
Miskowitz 1849 - 1920 Venice
PIAZZA SAN MARCO WITH THE PALAZZO DUCALE AND CAMPANILE
signed lower right: ABrandeis.
oil on paperboard
paperboard: 6½ by 9⅛ in.; 16.5 by 23.2 cm
framed: 11¾ by 14½ in.; 29.8 by 36.98 cm
Examined in the frame. Oil on paperboard. There is a surface dirt and a lightly dirty varnish. Rubbing and abrasion at the extreme edges, obscured by the current framing. A few pinpoint dots of accretion in the sky. Under UV light, no apparent inpainting visible. The work is in overall good condition and ready to hang in its current state. Offered in an ornate gold frame.
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Anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 10 October, 1984, lot 47 (as 1 of 2);
Private Collection, Texas;
From where acquired by the present owner
In this scene Antonietta Brandeis captures the bustling energy of the main public square in Venice, the Piazza San Marco. The precision she uses to accurately paint the façade of the Basilica, Palazzo Ducale and Campanile are a testament to the artist’s technical abilities and her affinity for the city’s architecture.
For more biographical information on the artist, please see the catalogue note for lot 299.