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Ippolito Caffi

Venezia, veduta notturna con la Piazzetta San Marco e il Molo, con vista sull'Isola di San Giorgio

Ippolito Caffi

Ippolito Caffi

Venezia, veduta notturna con la Piazzetta San Marco e il Molo, con vista sull'Isola di San Giorgio

Venezia, veduta notturna con la Piazzetta San Marco e il Molo, con vista sull'Isola di San Giorgio

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Ippolito Caffi

Italian

1809 - 1866

Venezia, veduta notturna con la Piazzetta San Marco e il Molo, con vista sull'Isola di San Giorgio


signed Caffi (lower left)

oil on paper, laid down on board

sheet: 30 by 44⅜ in.; 78 by 112.7 cm

framed: 52 by 53 in.; 99.6 by 134.6 cm


Dr. Annalisa Scarpa has confirmed the attribution to Ippolito Caffi on first hand inspection for the 2018 sale.

The sheet is laid down on board. The paint surface is in good overall condition. A horizontal line runs across the upper quarter of the sheet, with four approximately one and a half inch circular repairs below said line, and three vertical lines down the center; a twelve inch diagonal repair runs across the upper right corner; approximately three inch semi-circular repair at upper left.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Sale: Bonhams, London, 26 September, 2018, lot 41
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
The magic of Caffi’s nocturnal view of Venice -- a city known for its enchanting light --stems from his exquisite moonlit effects and stealth observations of urban architecture and activity. After training in Belluno, Padua and Venice, Caffi moved to Rome in 1832 where he quickly achieved great success. Greatly skilled in the representation of three-dimensional space, he published a textbook on perspective. Standing at il Molo in the Piazzetta San Marco with the Palazzo Ducale at left, the Chiesa di San Giorgio Maggiore visible across the water at right.