Francesco Guardi
Architectural fantasy with a ruined gothic arch. First half of 1780-s

Oil on canvas
38×26 cm
Italian Art of the 17th and 18th centuries View on the hall's virtual panorama

This picture forms a pair with the Pushkin Museum picture, Inv. No. 214.

Both pictures are of the small capriccio landscape type, characteristic for the work of Francesco Guardi. They depict not so much specific motifs drawn from townscapes as imagined scenes based on views of Venice. These works could easily be devised as pairs, or even whole series, even after they had been completed, at the very moment they were being sold.

Go to the full description on "Italian painting in VIII-XX centuries" catalogue.

Francesco Guardi