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375

Follower of Francesco Guardi

Piazza San Marco and the Campanile with townspeople

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

Property from a family collection

Follower of Francesco Guardi

Follower of Francesco Guardi

Piazza San Marco and the Campanile with townspeople

Piazza San Marco and the Campanile with townspeople

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

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Property from a family collection

Follower of Francesco Guardi

Piazza San Marco and the Campanile with townspeople


oil on canvas

canvas: 24⅜ by 37½ in.; 61.9 by 95.3 cm.

framed: 33 by 46 in.; 83.8 by 116.8 cm.

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Guardi painted this view of the Piazza San Marco facing the Basilica several times throughout his career, showcasing different times of day and different staffage. The present composition shares similarities with versions most recently at Richard L. Feigen, New York (circa 1760s), in a private collection in Trent (circa second half of the 1770s), and at the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh (circa 1790s).1 However in all of Guardi's treatments of this view, the strong shadow is cast over the left size of the piazza rather than the right, as here.


1. See D. Succi, Guardi: Catalogo dei dipinti e designi inediti, vol. II, Pordenone 2021, pp. 69-72, cat. nos. 90, 92, 93.