‡ FOLLOWER OF MICHELE MARIESCHI (1710-1743)
CAMPO DELL'ARSENALE, VENICE
oil on canvas
79 x 112cm / 31 x 44in
(1) Christie's, London, Anonymous Sale, 20th July, 1916, Lot 104
(2) With Bolmqvist Kunsthandel Oslo, where acquired by the present owner.
The painting is based on the original engraving by Michele Giovanni Marieschi, from the series Magnificentiores Selectioresque Urbis Venetiarum Prospectus (1741). Francesco Albotto (1721-1757), his pupil, painted this particular scene, drawing on his teacher's engraving and original painting. Palluchini notes that that Albotto's depiction of this view "can become the 'pilot-work' for the reconstruction of Albotto's activity" (1).
The present work was most likely completed by one closely familiar with both Marieschi's etching and Albotto's painting. There are a number of minor differences however the composition throughout remains similar.
R. Pallucchini, 'Francesco Albotto, erede di Michele Marieschi', Arte Veneta, XXVI, 1972, p. 222
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